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The fear of heat

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    Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

    Mean temperature

    The average of the maximum and the minimum temperatures for a particular period; the mean equals the sum of the max and min divided by two.


    The name is from the Sioux word meaning "sky-tinted water" or "cloudy water."


    An instrument to measure the speed of the wind.

    Midsummer Day

    June 24. Although it occurs near the summer solstice, to the farmer this day is the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvest and an occasion for festivity. The English church considered it a "Quarter Day," one of the four major divisions of the liturgical year. It also marks the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

    Nimbostratus cloud

    Dark, shapeless cloud layer containing rain, snow, and ice pellets.


    Fear of floods

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