Signal Service Notes, Issues 1-20

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Office of the Chief Signal Office, 1882 - Meteorology
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Page 57 - He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening ye say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.
Page 117 - Twas doubtful which was rain, and which was dust. Ah ! where must needy poet seek for aid, When dust and rain at once his coat invade...
Page 117 - That swill'd more liquor than it could contain, And, like a drunkard, gives it up again.
Page 58 - 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 59 - When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower ; and so it is.
Page 73 - Her silver crescent tipped with sable clouds, Conclude she bodes a tempest on the main, And brews for fields impetuous floods of rain. Or, if her face with fiery flushing glow, Expect the rattling winds aloft to blow.
Page 126 - This punishment pursues the unhappy maid, And thus the purple hair is dearly paid. Then thrice the ravens rend the liquid air, And croaking notes proclaim the settled fair. Then round their airy palaces they fly To greet the sun ; and seized with secret joy, When storms are overblown, with food repair To their forsaken nests and callow care.
Page 117 - Her frolics, and pursues her tail no more. Returning home at night, you'll find the sink Strike your offended sense with double stink. If you be wise, then, go not far to dine : You'll spend in coach-hire more than save in wine. A coming shower your shooting corns presage, Old aches will throb, your hollow tooth will rage ; Sauntering in coffeehouse is Dulman seen ; He damns the climate, and complains of spleen.
Page 26 - ... fly up and down or low, rain or wind may be expected. Also when animals seek sheltered places, instead of spreading over their usual range; when pigs carry straw to their sties; when smoke from chimneys does not ascend readily, or straight upwards during calm, an unfavourable change is probable.

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