Use in Literature DampersShe was busy now with the dampers of her kitchen stove.ndash;Harriet A. Adams in Dawn.This was to keep them from dampness.ndash;Azel Ames in The Mayflower and Her Log, vol 5.This threw such a damper upon the young man, that he did not write again for nearly two months, and then not with the warmth and freedom that had distinguished his first letter.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Finger Posts on the Way of Life.This declaration so damped the feelings of the mother that she could not reply for some moments.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Lizzy Glenn.They come to it about the level of the heather, but they have no such affinity for dampness as the tamarack pines.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.The dampers of ashpits and chimneys are also, in some cases, connected with machines in order to regulate their speed.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.The depressing languor with which it damps an earnest young peer is at times ridiculous.ndash;Walter Bagehot in The English Constitution.Gabriel, the stove in the large office draws like the devil; you must turn the damper.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Bureaucracy.He listened, damping his cigars with his lips.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Duchesse de Langeais.In like manner, again, vegetables, which are constantly revived by combinations producing dampness, live indefinitely; in fact, we still possess certain vegetables which existed before the period of the last cataclysm.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Alkahest (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).
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