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Scuttlebutt

A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.

Cumulus cloud

Fair-weather cloud with flat base and domeshaped top.

Relative humidity

The amount of moisture in the air compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air could hold at a given temperature; measured as a precentage of saturation.

Bilge

The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle. Also the part of a ship's hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat.

Nipper

A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

Sun Fast/Slow

When a sundial reading is behind (slow) or ahead of (fast) clock time.

Psychrometer

An instrument used for measuring the water vapor content of the air.

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