One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Believing plague to be spread by swampland air, Doni described the most dangerous air as ‘heavy, humid, dense, vaporous, and never illuminated by the sun.’’
- ‘Her vision was blurred, but she could faintly see the vaporous cloud hovering above her.’
- ‘The morning sun was hazy, filtering first through low winter clouds, then through the bedroom window blinds, filling the room with a tepid, vaporous half-light.’
- ‘For a long moment, the woman simply stared straight at them, unmoving, slowly inhaling the excess smoke from her dwindling cigarette, the smoke entwining her features like a vaporous cloud of fog on a snowy evening.’
- ‘A halo of vaporous lead around a bullet hole indicates discharge of a weapon from a distance of 12 to 18 inches.’
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