from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A storm popularly supposed to occur at the time the sun crosses the equator; hence, any heavy storm that occurs within a week or ten days of the equinoxes; an equinoctial storm.
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'Yes; I expect if the tide serves and the line-storm don't overtake him they'll come in and appear out on Sunday.
WHAT strikes a man as being almost supernaturally remarkable is the fact that house-cleaning and the line-storm invariably strike the earth at one and the same time.
Then the same saying applies to the "line-storm" of March, and the spring and summer
O, dear, it was as lonesome as a line-storm, after lively Ruth had gone away.
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