Usage examples for dampers

  1. At the same time, I ordered the chief engineer to make as black a smoke as possible, and to be in readiness to cut off the smoke, by closing the dampers instantly, when ordered. – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  2. They cheered up at that, and, with Alan's help, they went to work to build a fire, making many discoveries during the operation about dampers and grates and their uses. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  3. By the time the rail had been torn up and the wire cut, the engineer had discovered that the dampers of the fire box were closed. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris