Sentence Examples


  • The old theory of paludism or of a noxious miasma exhaled from the ground is no longer necessary.
  • The unhealthiness of the city is chiefly due to want of proper drainage, impure drinkingwater, miasma from the disturbed rubbish heaps, and contaminated dust from the uncleansed roads and streets.
  • The absence of swamps, the porous nature of the soil, and the extent of cultivation account for the freedom of the island from miasma.
  • The water must in ritual washings run off in order to carry away the miasma or unseen demon of disease; and accordingly in baptism the early Christians used living or running water.
  • Owing to the quantity of tannin they contain, no harmful miasma exhales from the Irish bogs.