Next to her is Mr. firedamp, a very absurd person, who thinks that water is the evil principle.
Mr. Crotchet, jun.—I hope, Mr. firedamp, you will let your friendship carry you a little closer into the jaws of the lion.
As well might the vapours of the swamp be purified by filling it with the firedamp.
Proceeding to the edge of the moat, they fished up Mr. firedamp, who had missed his way back, and tumbled in.
When exploded by electricity, as in the previous case, no flame was produced, nor was the firedamp ignited.
An example of a hydrocarbon or compound of carbon and hydrogen, is marsh gas (methane) or firedamp, CH4.