an irrespirable mixture of gases, consisting chiefly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, left in a mine an explosion or fire.
You know, it is a product of combustion, and is very deadly—it is the much-dreaded white damp or afterdamp of a mine explosion.
The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
a poisonous mixture of gases containing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen formed after the explosion of firedamp in coal mines See also whitedamp
the of a vessel behind the bridge house or midship section. Historical Examples He looked a fellow the Doctor might require, so I marked him down when he settled near a hatch on the afterdeck. The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson There he could see through the dim pane of the door, gaining […]
immediately following dinner: an after-dinner speech. Contemporary Examples Or at least, there was a magician to provide the after-dinner entertainment. A Magical Merger? Kim Masters February 3, 2010 A school classroom suddenly seems like an after-dinner speech. Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’ Tim Teeman March 5, 2014 Last night’s after-dinner […]
a delayed ; an that follows at some interval the stimulus that produces it. Medicine/Medical. a result appearing the first due to an agent, usually a drug, has gone. noun any result occurring some time after its cause (med) any delayed response to a stimulus or agent Compare side effect (psychol) any illusory sensation caused […]
- After fact
something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact. something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth. something said to be true or supposed to have […]