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


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


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


    The fear of rain


    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.


    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.

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