Damp sheet

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a curtain in a mine gallery to direct air currents and prevent accumulation of gas.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was unspeakably comfortable to stretch our weary limbs between the cool, damp sheets. And how we did sleep!--for there is no opiate like Alpine pedestrianism.
I swept analogous color washes onto a damp sheet of paper, using a fat watercolor brush loaded with paint.
If waiting for an ambulance cool the patient by loosening clothes, sprinkling them with cold water or wrapping them in a damp sheet.
Counterproofs are produced when a damp sheet of paper is pressed over a chalk or pastel drawing.
But, if you feel yourself overheating, get out of the sun, remove clothes and cover yourself in a damp sheet until your temperature cools.
And the 20-year-old couple, Mark Kent and Mary Whitmore, claim they are forced to lie upon a sodden mattress under damp sheets every night.
"Ryanair put us up in a hotel which has mould on the walls and had damp sheets." Breaking down in tears, Claire added: "I've got a baby at home with my parents and I need to get home."