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A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors. To be in the doldrums, to be in a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium.

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    The eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or another planet.


    Fear of rain

    Altostratus cloud

    Grayish or bluish layer of clouds that can obscure the Sun.


    From the Latin word novem, "nine," because this had been the ninth month of the early Roman calendar.


    1 hogshead=63 gallons


    Fear of sun/sunshine

    Apogean Tide

    A monthly tide of decreased range that occurs when the Moon is at apogee (farthest from Earth).

    Dewpoint temperature

    The temperature to which a given parcel of air must be cooled before it becomes saturated; the temperature of an object when dew first forms on it.

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