Then Both from out Hell Gates into the waste Wide Anarchie of CHAOS damp
and dark Flew divers, & with Power (thir Power was great) Hovering upon the Waters; what they met Solid or slimie, as in raging Sea Tost up and down, together crowded drove From each side shoaling towards the mouth of Hell.
I found my arms swathed down my feet tied so fast that mine ankles ache at the very remembrance the place was utterly dark the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent, and from the close, stifled, damp
smell, I conceive it is also used for a place of sepulture.
We came at length to the foot of the descent, and stood together on the damp
ground of the catacombs of the Montresors.
At the door he paused for a moment to wipe his damp
, pale brow.
As the foundation of the fire, there would be a goodly-sized backlog of red oak, which, after being sheltered from rain or damp
above a century, still hissed with the heat, and distilled streams of water from each end, as if the tree had been cut down within a week or two.
Our Saviour, meek, and with untroubled mind After hisaerie jaunt, though hurried sore, Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest, Wherever, under some concourse of shades, Whose branching arms thick intertwined might shield From dews and damps
of night his sheltered head; But, sheltered, slept in vain; for at his head The Tempter watched, and soon with ugly dreams Disturbed his sleep.
And if it's bitter cold for you, up in the chancel, with a lot of live breath smoking out about you, what the bitterness is to Durdles, down in the crypt among the earthy damps
there, and the dead breath of the old 'uns,' returns that individual, 'Durdles leaves you to judge.
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps
of the grave or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?
Hetty, hast thou forgotten who appeased thine anguish when thy auricular nerves were tortured by the colds and damps
of the naked earth
The homely hangings of the beds and windows had begun to droop; the dust lay thick upon their dwindling folds; and damps
had made their way through ceiling, wall, and floor.
The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps
, the imprisoned men, were all deteriorated by confinement.
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp
spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.