vapours


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Synonyms for vapours

a state of depression

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This they did with the vapour banks near us, as we saw in the starlight from the window of a deserted house at Upper Halliford, whither we had returned.
Before the guns on the Richmond and Kingston line of hills began, there was a fitful cannonade far away in the southwest, due, I believe, to guns being fired haphazard before the black vapour could over- whelm the gunners.
So, setting about it as methodically as men might smoke out a wasps' nest, the Martians spread this strange stifling vapour over the Londonward country.
One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twi- light to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone of smoke.
Before dawn the black vapour was pouring through the streets of Richmond, and the disintegrating organism of government was, with a last expiring effort, rousing the population of London to the necessity of flight.
I knew that when I was changed into a part of the vapour that had crept towards me but a little while before, like my own warning ghost, he would do as he had done in my sister's case - make all haste to the town, and be seen slouching about there, drinking at the ale-houses.
The white vapour of the kiln was passing from us as we went by, and, as I had thought a prayer before, I thought a thanksgiving now.
So long as I travelled at a high velocity through time, this scarcely mattered; I was, so to speak, attenuated--was slipping like a vapour through the interstices of intervening substances
The equipment is typically accurate in the parts per million range, parts per billion can be achieved for some materials and vapours, and can optionally measure permeability not only for water vapour but also for CO2, hydrocarbons, oxygen and virtually any other gas or vapour.
Vapours produced in boilers travelled through 180 bend and flowed vertically downward on the horizontally mounted instrumented finned test tube.
Measuring the permeability used to take weeks for a single sample, but can now be achieved in as little as 30 minutes for some films and vapours.
Current guidelines are for a 60 minute O2 flush at 10 litres/minute due to the multiple plastic components that absorb volatile anaesthetic vapours.