vapour (n.) Old form(s): vapors
mist, cloud, fog
2H4 II.iv.359[Prince Henry to Poins] the south / Borne with black vapour
AC IV.xiv.3[Antony to Eros] Sometime we see ... / A vapour sometime like a bear or lion
CE I.i.90[Egeon to Duke] the sun ... / Dispersed those vapours that offended us
Luc.550[of a black cloud] some gentle gust doth ... blow these pitchy vapours from their biding
Luc.782[Lucrece as if to night, of the sun] let thy musty vapours march so thick / That in their smoky ranks his smothered light / May set at noon
Ven.184[of Adonis] His louring brows o'erwhelming his fair sight, / Like misty vapours when they blot the sky
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