This dew he judged to be pure water.
In the case of limestones the carbon dioxide of the air in association with rain and dew eats into them and leads to their disintegration.
I got up, washed my face and hands, combed my hair, picked three dew violets for Teacher and ate my breakfast.
In Mysore the dew containing it is collected by means of cloths spread on the plant over night, and is used in domestic medicine.
The means which have proved most efficacious, both as a remedy and a preventive of this disease, is to scatter flowers of sulphur over mthe vines, before the morning dew has evaporated.
Epiphytic plants and desert plants) have absorptive hairs or scales on the leaf epidermis through which rain and dew can be absorbed.
Nor, at any time, by night or day could the mariners now step upon the deck, unless Ahab was before them; either standing in his pivot-hole, or exactly pacing the planks between two undeviating limits,--the main-mast and the mizen; or else they saw him standing in the cabin-scuttle,--his living foot advanced upon the deck, as if to step; his hat slouched heavily over his eyes; so that however motionless he stood, however the days and nights were added on, that he had not swung in his hammock; yet hidden beneath that slouching hat, they could never tell unerringly whether, for all this, his eyes were really closed at times; or whether he was still intently scanning them; no matter, though he stood so in the scuttle for a whole hour on the stretch, and the unheeded night-damp gathered in beads of dew upon that stone-carved coat and hat.
Sometimes I rose at dawn and stole into the garden while the heavy dew lay on the grass and flowers.
This paper was followed by many others on diverse topics - on rain and dew and the origin of springs, on heat, the colour of the sky, steam, the auxiliary verbs and participles of the English language and the reflection and refraction of light.
In either case leaves should not be gathered when wet with dew or rain, or in very hot sunshine; the afternoon is usually the best time.