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What is cornscateous air?

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What is cornscateous air?
Well, as you might guess, it has to do with corn. Old-time almanac makers used it to signify a time in July when the air is damp and warm. Farmers consider this weather ideal for growing corn, but it can pose a serious health risk to those suffering from asthma, pneumonia, or other respiratory illnesses.