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vapour +‎ -y


vapoury (comparative more vapoury, superlative most vapoury)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of vapour.
    • 1869, Lewis Carroll, Phantasmagoria, Canto I [1]
      And still he seemed to grow more white, / More vapoury, and wavier— / Seen in the dim and flickering light, / As he proceeded to recite / His “Maxims of Behaviour.”
    • 1921, Lafcadio Hearn, "Karma" in Karma and Other Stories and Essays, London: George G. Harrap & Co., p. 40, [2]
      And those white shapes enfolding her were surely never bridal veils, but vapoury wings that rose above her golden head, and swept down curving to her feet.
    • See also quotations under vapory.