Usage examples for vapours

  1. " That capsule contains a mixture of vapours that give out disintegrating rays when the temperature is raised by thermic induction above six thousand. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  2. If the water is saturated with saltpetre powder and is put in a warm place, the water will go away in vapours, and the superfluous saltpetre will again gather in six- edged columns. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  3. The apartment was choking with vapours. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. The atmosphere was perfectly still, and free from all clouds or vapours. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  5. The hills touched here and there in their green with a frost- spot - yellow, or tawny, or red; the river water lying very calm; and a calm sky over- head; the air as pure as though vapours and mists were refined away for ever. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  6. I felt the weight of the rolling vapours. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  7. These bands appear to arise from the absorption due to hydrocarbon vapours present in the atmospheres of these stars; but there are also some lines visible which indicate the presence of metallic vapours, sodium being certainly among these. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  8. The atmosphere is burdened with heavy and sultry vapours. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  9. We were not at all afraid, for we considered that the danger was past when so great an eruption had acted as a kind of safety- valve to the pent- up vapours. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  10. I've told Catherine, and I suppose I've added to her usual burden of vapours and melancholy- so we're a couple of miserable wretches. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  11. A few minutes afterwards we were in the midst of this cloudy barrier, surrounded with darkness, which the vapours of the night increased. – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  12. What touches at times upon poetry is the folk element; the irony at times has poetic substance in it; but this glimmer of poetic substance, which comes and goes, is lost for the most part among mists and vapours, and under artificial light. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  13. They were much given to blushing, now a lost art; and to swooning, a thing of the past; the " vapours" of the eighteenth century had, happily, vanished for ever; but athletic exercises, such as girls enjoy to- day, were then undreamed of. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  14. Like them, departs afar From England's fogs and vapours The literary star, The writer for the papers: But not, like them, at home Leaves he his calling's fetters: Nought can release him from The tyranny of Letters! – Lyra Frivola by A. D. Godley
  15. The vapours seized the Archbishop, and turned themselves into slight attacks of epilepsy. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  16. Rome seemed now to be declining, and going down all its seven hills at once; pestilence killed some, and gave the vapours to others, and the sewers no longer fulfilled their office, but overflowing, in consequence of the irregular rebuilding of the city, they threw a damp upon the inhabitants. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  17. Cork Street, the flat, the hotel, the city, the universe, lay entranced and stupefied beneath the grey vapours of the Sabbath. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  18. You, and my people, and your priests, and your law- makers, are shadows, brain- vapours. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009