And through the dead air came ever the low moaning of a distant sea, towards which my feet did bear me.
It was a dark day; the clouds hung low, and the dull rumble of the sea came through the dead air.
Within the half-hour the night had grown oppressively hot and the dead air was like that of an oven.
Taffy shrunk back, as a draught of the close, dead air struck his nostrils.
All was dark and still inside, and a gust of dead air struck him in the face.
For the first time since the forest fires had begun to smoulder, the dead air took a sense of motion.
They stopped pasturing, and the older bulls and cows sniffed the dead air as if they detected some strange menace upon it.
The last crack of a triphammer, peckering at a giant pile of iron down the112 block, dies out on the dead air.
A piercing chill grew in the dead air; the silence was terrifying.
The last crack of a triphammer, peckering at a giant pile of iron down the block, dies out on the dead air.
A sudden and undesirable silence (1950s+ Broadcasting)