marsh gas


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marsh gas

n.
Methane.
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marsh gas

n
(Elements & Compounds) a hydrocarbon gas largely composed of methane formed when organic material decays in the absence of air
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marsh′ gas`


n.
a gaseous decomposition product of organic matter, consisting primarily of methane. Also called swamp gas.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marsh gas - methane gas produced when vegetation decomposes in watermarsh gas - methane gas produced when vegetation decomposes in water
methane - a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
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Translations

marsh gas

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Perhaps the spectral Spunkie was self-igniting marsh gas hovering hauntingly over mistmantled wetlands.
A raft of more earthly explanations included marsh gas igniting, luminous insects, the Aurora Borealis or northern lights which can extend as far down as North Wales, or St Elmo's Fire - a phenomenon in which luminous plasma glows under certain weather conditions, or ball lightning.
Some thought the balls of light were caused by marsh gas, others believed Some thought the balls of light were caused by marsh gas, others believed members of the public were seeing Stealth bombers being tested over the Staffordshire skies.