Both drank their coffee black and although both took a doughnut, Mrs. Byrne simply picked at hers, lifting the tiniest of crumbs with dampened fingertips.
The dampened mood was still in her voice.
She rubbed each mule down with the burlap sack and wiped the nostrils of each mule with a dampened cloth before allowing herself a few swallows of tepid water.
Watching his broad retreating back dampened her spirits.
In copperplate printing the whole of the plate is first inked, the flat surface is then cleaned, leaving ink in the incisions or trenches cut by the engraver, so that, when dampened paper is laid over the plate and pressure is brought to bear, the paper sinks into the incisions and takes up the ink, which makes an impression in line or lines on the paper.