Rounded cloud mass that forms on top of a layer.
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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 eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or another planet.
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 lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.
A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.
Fair-weather cloud with flat base and domeshaped top.
A period of 7,980 years beginning January 1, 4713 b.c. Devised in 1583 by Joseph Scaliger, it provides a chronological basis for the study of ancient history. To find the Julian year, add 4,713 to any year.