My eldest son, a sleepy teenager, found a damp baby hummingbird, dazed and confused.
With me tagging along, they dove into a rudimentary, damp shelter they had dug in a wood nearby.
Take the pot and place it on a damp surface for a few minutes to free up the crust.
The elevator descended with a draft," he writes, "chilling Ethel in all the damp spots.
The damp, gray Beaver State is attracting the most incoming movers of any other state, according to a new survey.
From pain, cold, and damp, a feverish shivering shook his whole body.
Dick, vaguely conscious of damp and dirt, went up to his bedroom.
Then they squeezed the water all out of it so it was kind of damp and muggy like.
The damp snow packed on Blondey's hoofs, so that he was walking on snowballs.
This ordeal did not damp their courage; soon came to close quarters with foe.
early 14c., "a noxious vapor," perhaps in Old English but there is no record of it. If not, probably from Middle Low German damp; ultimately in either case from Proto-Germanic *dampaz (cf. Old High German damph, German Dampf "vapor;" Old Norse dampi "dust"). Sense of "moisture, humidity" is first certainly attested 1706.
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.
1580s, "dazed," from damp (n.). Meaning "slightly wet" is from 1706. Related: Dampness.