Damp (mining)

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Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as "damps".wikipedia
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Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as "damps".

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Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as "damps".

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Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as "damps".

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This comes from the Middle Low German word dampf (meaning "vapour"), and was in use by 1480.

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Miners have traditionally referred to the various gases encountered during mining as damps, from the Middle Low German word dampf (meaning "vapour").