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  • n. weather unsuitable for outdoor activities


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  • Frequent bad weather had altered this arrangment, however, and instead of acting in support of the smaller ships, the old cruisers, better able to cope with the rough seas, became the front line.

    Castles of Steel

  • His expedition toward Moorefield and Petersburg, hampered by bad weather and icy mountain roads, was limited to the capture of a considerable ordnance train and a drove of cattle.


  • Squirrelly tides and winds are an occupational hazard for island biogeographers in the Gulf of California, as are some other forms of bad weather and stormy luck.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Shuffling from doorway to doorway, I remember Wallace spending a grim month in Dobo while he struggled to get a boat and a crew, thwarted by bad weather and a wave of alarm about pirates.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • But zeppelins could not leave their sheds in bad weather or high wind.

    Castles of Steel

  • Among other causes to which bad weather is ascribed is the eating by the young men of the porcupine (ECHIDNA), a dainty reserved for the wise, conservative old men.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The previous day, the pilots of Fighter Squadron 51 had gotten airborne, though bad weather on August 22 and 23 grounded them again.

    First Man

  • I called his office, was told that the Jet Ranger had taken off some fifty minutes ago but was delayed by unseasonably bad weather off the central coast.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • The new land was wrapped in storms, but once past the bad weather there was a land rich for the taking, similar to Phyrexia's first sphere in its wildness, but more organic and disorganized.

    The Brothers' War

  • I had watched her fly formation from the backseats of T-38s and lead instrument approaches in bad weather and do it as well as me and my backseat fighter and T-38 time had made me a damned fine instrument pilot.

    Riding Rockets


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