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Anemometer

An instrument to measure the speed of the wind.

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    Epact

    A number from 1 to 30 that indicates the Moon’s age on January 1 at Greenwich, England; used for determining the date of Easter.

    Scoleciphobia

    Fear of worms

    Sunrise/Sunset

    The visible rising and setting of the Sun’s upper limb across the unobstructed horizon of an observer whose eyes are 15 feet above ground level.

    Argy-bargy

    A verbal dispute; a wrangling argument.

    Fathom

    1 fathom=2 yards=6 feet

    Semidiurnal Tide

    A tide with one high water and one low water every half day. East Coast tides, for example, are semidiurnal, with two highs and two lows during a tidal day of approximately 24 hours.

    Altostratus cloud

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

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