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The fear of heat

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    Golden number

    A number in the 19-year cycle of the Moon, used for determining the date of Easter. (The Moon repeats its phases approximately every 19 years.) Add 1 to any given year and divide the result by 19; the remainder is the Golden Number. If there is no remainder, the Golden Number is 19.

    Perigean Tide

    A monthly tide of increased range that occurs when the Moon is at perigee (closest to Earth).

    Cirrostratus cloud

    Thin white cloud that resembles veils.


    Fear of the northern lights


    Civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform.


    Named for the Roman god of war, Mars. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted by winter.


    The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.

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