Usage examples for vapour

  1. The sun's rim rose out of a well of vapour – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  2. Among other sights of desolation which mark this region, condemned of nature, the lurid glare of a burning forest was almost constantly visible after sunset, and when the wind so willed, the smoke arising from it floated in heavy vapour over our heads. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  3. Imagine a dense and poisonous jungle, carpeted by rotten vegetation in which one's feet sank deeply and from which arose a visible and stenching vapour – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  4. The wind was very high: consequently, had it been a vapour it must have been carried forward in a direct line; but this was not the case. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  5. Instantly the water turned to foam on the surface, and a thick vapour rose up, which fell in a fog so dense that nothing could be seen through it. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  6. On all other points the sky was clear, save that here and there a single puff of white vapour sailed along like the feather of some gigantic bird floating in the ocean of air. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. Mr. Sabin leaned over the side of the vessel, and gazed thoughtfully into the dense white vapour – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. The moon was bright on the snow about them, but a misty vapour was on the ground. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  9. I can only tell you, Van, it's one perpetual vapour bath to me. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. By this means the tender and inflamed eyes will at the same time derive advantage from the soothing effect of the vapour – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.
  11. And the thing that I did see, had been that the Maid did seem to move, there upon the Last Road, where she did lie; but indeed, this to have appeared only to be the stirring of the luminous vapour of the Earth- Current, which did seem to make things shift, as I have told. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. Hence one would expect the effects of the poison to be less than in the second case, where there was less escape for the vapour – The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. If you heat it till the iron gets liquid, the liquid would also occupy still more space than the original solid rod; and if we had temperature high enough to make the melted iron go off into vapour it would occupy an enormously increased space. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  14. But they were always a mighty way off; and some would say it was but a bright vapour that did move; yet would others be in doubt, and so is it ever in such matters. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  15. Hot dry winds are unknown, but in the height of the wet season- which coincides with the dry season of the Southern States- the moisture- laden air may be likened to the vapour of a steam bath. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  16. I begin to see; yes, if a pipe by which the too- excessive vapour could- ay, ay! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. I seem to be lost, to be suddenly diffused into space or time, to be a kind of vapour – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  18. Our house being high above the plain became enveloped in vapour till, at 3 p. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  19. The sunlight caught the splendour of his plumage, and he dropped like a jewel into the pearl grey of the vapour that clung to the mountain- side. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  20. The mountain was quite veiled for some days by vapour and ashes, but I could see the black smoke and silvery mass above it. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville