damper

Part of speech: adverb

Damply.

Part of speech: noun

Dampness.

Part of speech: noun

One who or that which damps or checks; a device to check the draft, as of a stove.

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Usage examples "damper":

  1. P is a damper in the fire door for admitting air above the fire bars, and R is a damper for regulating the draught. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. I did not however like to retrace our footsteps without having made a careful search; and although my wound was still open and very painful I rapidly swallowed a portion of my allowance of damper and started with another detachment on foot to examine the country. - "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)", George Grey.
  3. You can then add to its size as you please later on, and when it is going strong you can add damper wood if dry wood is scarce. - "Young Knights of the Empire", Sir Robert Baden-Powell.