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Cirrostratus cloud

Thin white cloud that resembles veils.

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    Auroraphobia

    Fear of the northern lights

    Civvies

    Civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform.

    March

    Named for the Roman god of war, Mars. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted by winter.

    Leeway

    The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.

    June

    Named for the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women.

    Celestial sphere

    An imaginary sphere projected into space that represents the entire sky, with an observer on Earth at its center. All celestial bodies other than Earth are imagined as being on its inside surface.

    Nipper

    A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

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