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What does cornscateous mean?

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What does cornscateous mean?
Cornscateous air is a term used by old almanac makers to signify warm, damp air. It signals ideal climatic conditions for growing corn, but it also poses a danger to those affected by respiratory problems. Somewhere on The Old Farmer’s Almanac calendar page for July each year is the notation, “Cornscateous air is everywhere.”