Translation of firedamp in Spanish:


grisú, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfaɪ(ə)rˌdæmp//ˈfʌɪədamp/


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    grisú masculine
    • Underground in caves there was never really much need for running unless careful planning failed and a shaft fell in, or a patch of firedamp or bad air turned up.
    • As the coal was worked, large cavities were left which filled with firedamp.
    • Eruptions of natural gas were observed from very early times and the dangers of firedamp in mines were soon realized.
    • The land, off Newhill Road in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, is one of the worst areas in the country to be affected by methane gas - known by miners as firedamp - leaching through the ground from disused mine workings.
    • Once, 14-year-olds went down the pit and were vulnerable to explosions of firedamp and coal dust, to rock falls and inrushes of clay, sand and water.