Definition of Firedamps

1. Noun. (plural of firedamp) ¹



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Definition of Firedamps

1. firedamp [n] - See also: firedamp

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firedamps

firebricks
firebug
firebugs
firecall
fireclay
fireclays
firecracker
firecrackers
firecrest
firecrests
fired
fired away
fired off
fired up
firedamp
firedamps (current term)
firedog
firedogs
firedrake
firedrakes
firee
fireeater
fireeaters
firees
firefang
firefanged
firefanging
firefangs
firefight
firefighter

Literary usage of Firedamps

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1. The Natural History of Volcanoes: Including Submarine Volcanoes, and Other by Nicolas Ordinaire, [Claude Nicolas] Ordinaire, Robert Charles Dallas (1801)
"IV. There are no volcanoes in plains. Of fires in mines. Of the fires called firedamps ... firedamps ..."

2. The Miscellaneous Writings of Joseph Story by Joseph Story (1852)
"It has secured the lives of thousands by its wonderful safety-lamps, which prevent explosions from the invisible, but fatal firedamps of mines. ..."

3. The Miscellaneous Writings: Literary, Critical, Juridical, and Political of by Joseph Story (1835)
"It has secured the lives of thousands by its wonderful safety lamps, which prevent explosions from the invisible, but fatal firedamps of mines. ..."

4. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1863)
"CC14 170° " In relation to these bodies it is important to note the following facts: The first, marsh gas, known also as the firedamps of coal mines, ..."

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