From the Latin word novem, "nine," because this had been the ninth month of the early Roman calendar.
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Droplets of water which have condensed on objects, such as plants, which have cooled below the dewpoint temperature of the air.
East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil.
Sometimes clouds look like other objects, such as dragons, elephants, letters, and even people. Cloud naming is called nephelococcygia.
1 fathom=2 yards=6 feet
A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color, or a bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.
The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.
A nautical word, from the old Dutchword loef, meaning to the windward.