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    Staunch

    Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.

    Florida

    The name Florida comes from a Spanish phrase meaning "Feast of Flowers."

    Snub

    A post on a dock or shore, around which a rope is thrown to check the motion of a vessel.

    Ombrophobia

    The fear of rain

    Doldrums

    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.

    Occultation

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

    Pluviophobia

    Fear of rain

    Altostratus cloud

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

    November

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


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