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Weather Lore: A Collection of Proverbs, Sayings, and Rules Concerning the ...
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appear approaching April Aratus J.Lamb autumn Bacon bad weather Banbury barometer rises birds blow borrowing days bright bring C. L. Prince calm Candlemas Day change of weather cirrus cirrus clouds clouds cold weather comes corn cuckoo damp denotes dotterel east wind expect rain February flies flowers Folk-Lore foreshows foretell foul frogs frost gale ground harvest heavy rain Hymettus indicates rain J. G. Wood's Translation January leaves light London March Martinmas mild mist moon morning night north wind north-east north-west observed presages Prognostics proverbs rain.—Bacon rainbow rainy rise Scotland shepherd showers Shropshire sign of rain sings skies snow soon south-west spiders spring storm summer Swainson tempest thaw Theophrastus Signs three days thunder thunderstorm titmouse trees Twill usual warm Weather Lore wet weather wild geese wind and rain windy wood anemone
Page 61 - He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening ye say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.
Page 105 - And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea like a man's hand.
Page 203 - The moon in halos hid her head ; The boding shepherd heaves a sigh, For see ! a rainbow spans the sky. The walls are damp, the ditches smell, Closed is the pink-eyed pimpernel.
Page 105 - Sometime, we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.
Page 135 - A rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning ; A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight.
Page 104 - He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth ; he maketh lightnings for the rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
Page 144 - Each cast at the other, as when two black clouds With heaven's artillery fraught, come rattling on Over the Caspian, then stand front to front Hovering a space, till winds the signal blow To join their dark encounter in mid air...
Page 73 - Late late yestreen I saw the new moone, Wi the auld moone in hir arme, And I feir, I feir, my deir master, That we will cum to harme.' O our Scots nobles wer richt laith To weet their cork-heild schoone ; Bot lang owre a' the play wer playd, Thair hats they swam aboone.
Page 203 - The distant hills are seeming nigh. How restless are the snorting swine ; The busy flies disturb the kine ; Low o'er the grass the swallow wings, The cricket too, how sharp he sings ; Puss on the hearth, with velvet paws, Sits wiping o'er her whiskered jaws.