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She thrust a warm, dampish letter into his hand as the train moved.

I'm afraid your beds are dampish; perhaps you had better go to your brother's room; I've left the ceiling on there.

Indeed Jim did have a dampish look—his eyelashes and eyebrows were beaded with the moisture.

I'm afraid your beds are dampish; perhaps you had better go to your brother's room; I've left the ceiling on, there.

Simultaneously his nose informed him' that this room was heavy with a pent, dampish taint.

At this period the grains beneath the surface are dampish to the touch.

This makes a dampish cloth for dusting the base-boards, window sills, and other woodwork as well as the furniture.

He stripped off his coat, which was dampish, and revealed a dirty shirt and the dilapidated tops of his small clothes.

When I went home for dinner yesterday noon I give you my word my clothes was kind of dampish even then.

If the paper is left in a dampish room for fifteen minutes, it should be sufficient.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to suffocate," from damp (n.). Figurative meaning "to deaden (the spirits, etc.)" attested by 1540s. Meaning "to moisten" is recorded from 1670s. Related: Damped; damping.

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