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Weather Proverbs

Author: Henry Harrison Chase Dunwoody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Weather

Page: 148

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Weather Proverbs

Author: H. H. Dunwoody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898752175

Category: Nature

Page: 152

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The study of popular weather prognostics has been considered of such interest that meteorologists have given this subject much attention.The attempt to foretell the weather is not of recent date; the ancients carefully studied the sky and clouds, and endeavored to predict the kind of weather that was likely to ensue; and a number of the popular prognostics of the weather of his time are recorded by Aristotle in his work on meteors. In later times our forefathers studied the weather, and as they had no instruments to guide them they observed natural objects and noticed the appearances of the sky and clouds, and also the movements of animals, birds, plants, etc. Shepherds and sailors especially being exposed to all kinds of weather, would naturally be on the lookout for any signs of a coming change, and after a time would begin to associate certain appearances with certain kinds of weather. A good deal of weather wisdom of the above character has been thrown into proverbs, trite sayings, and popular verse; and we propose in the present book to examine and explain some of these by the aid of the most recent discoveries of meteorological science.This book includes Popular Weather Prognostics by Ralph Abercromby & William Marriott and Proverbs Relating to Animals by Dr. C. C. Abbott. Proverbs are arranged as relating to birds, clouds, dew, fish, fog, frost, insects, the moon, plants, rain, rainbows, reptiles, stars, snow, sun, thunder and lightning, trees, wind, years, seasons, months, weeks and days, and general prognostics.

Wonder of Weather: 600 Proverbs, Sayings, Facts and Folklore about the Always Unpredictable Weather

Author: George D. Freier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780517201947

Category:

Page: N.A

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Weather Proverbs and Paradoxes

Author: W. J. Humphreys

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781428632677

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Weather Proverbs

Author: H. H. C. Dunwoody

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554972558

Category: History

Page: 149

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Weather Proverbs and Paradoxes

Author: W. j. Humphreys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494031237

Category:

Page: 170

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This is a new release of the original 1934 edition.

Some Useful Weather Proverbs

Author: W. j. Humphreys

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497929524

Category:

Page: 18

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1913 Edition.

Weather Proverbs - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: H. H C Dunwoody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298098573

Category:

Page: 150

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British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Author: Jan Golinski

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226302067

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Enlightenment inquiries into the weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment reveals how a new sense of the national climate emerged in the eighteenth century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population. Enlightened intellectuals hailed climate’s role in the development of civilization but acknowledged that human existence depended on natural forces that would never submit to rational control. Reading the Enlightenment through the ideas, beliefs, and practices concerning the weather, Jan Golinski aims to reshape our understanding of the movement and its legacy for modern environmental thinking. With its combination of cultural history and the history of science, British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment counters the claim that Enlightenment progress set humans against nature, instead revealing that intellectuals of the age drew characteristically modern conclusions about the inextricability of nature and culture.

Weather Proverbs and Probabilities for the Home (Classic Reprint)

Author: R. V. Pierce

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266574873

Category: Medical

Page: 44

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Excerpt from Weather Proverbs and Probabilities for the Home Trace in the sky the painter's brush, The winds around you soon will rush. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Folklore Matters

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870497766

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Signal Service Notes, Vol. 9

Weather Proverbs (Classic Reprint)

Author: H. H. C. Dunwoody

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781332034680

Category: Science

Page: 152

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Excerpt from Signal Service Notes, Vol. 9: Weather Proverbs The study of popular weather prognostics has been considered of such interest that much attention has been given this subject by European meteorologists. It is proposed to make the collection as complete as possible, and, with this in view, it is requested that all popular weather sayings not found in this collection may be communicated to the Chief Signal Officer of the Army. It is proper to add that the weather forecasts of this office are not based upon the proverbs here given, but wholly upon observations and generalizations accepted by meteorologists. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Proverbs

A Handbook

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313326981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture.

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Author: Dr. Stephen H. Schneider,Dr. Michael Mastrandrea,Terry L. Root

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199765324

Category: Science

Page: 1344

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This three-volume A-to-Z compendium consists of over 300 entries written by a team of leading international scholars and researchers working in the field. Authoritative and up-to-date, the encyclopedia covers the processes that produce our weather, important scientific concepts, the history of ideas underlying the atmospheric sciences, biographical accounts of those who have made significant contributions to climatology and meteorology and particular weather events, from extreme tropical cyclones and tornadoes to local winds.

Some Useful Weather Proverbs

Author: W. J. Humphreys

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781425496814

Category:

Page: 48

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Weather Wisdom

Proverbs, Superstitions, and Signs

Author: Stewart A. Kingsbury,Mildred E. Kingsbury,Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 478

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A comprehensive survey of English and American weather widsom collects 4.435 proverbs, superstitions, sayings, signs, and weather rules.

Handbook of Nature Study

Author: Anna Botsford Comstock

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801493843

Category: Nature

Page: 887

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Provides lessons on many topics of nature study, with questions that may form the basis for student projects.

Weather Lore

Author: Richard Inwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108077625

Category: Nature

Page: 212

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Published in 1893, this is the second edition of an entertaining and fascinating collection of proverbs, rhymes and sayings about the weather.

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