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  • n. Plural form of equinoctial.

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Examples

  • And now, for my comfort, he tells me, that I may still have returns upon full moons — horrible! most horrible! — and must be as careful of myself at both equinoctials, as Cæsar was warned to be of the

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Nor is it often tough-fibred enough to weather the stress of the first years of married life; and come through the equinoctials of the inevitable adjustment unshattered and unwrecked.

    The Genius

  • For (as their chronicles testify) before our arrival there, they never heard anything of us, whom they call the ultra-equinoctials: saving that once about 1200 years ago, a certain ship was lost by the isle of Utopia, which was driven thither by tempest.

    The First Book. The First Book of the Communication of Raphael Hythloday, Concerning the Best State of a Commonwealth

  • The whole earth being simultaneously warmed or cooled, there would be no equinoctials or storms resulting from changes on one part of the surface from intense heat to intense cold; every part would have a twelve-hour day and night, and none would be turned towards or from the sun for six months at a time; for, however eccentric the orbit, we should keep the axis absolutely straight.

    A Journey in Other Worlds

  • Then I will say, 'Your ladyship, we were afraid of the equinoctials; and we got Sir Keith to go ashore; and the next day we went ashore for him; and now we have brought him back to Castle

    Macleod of Dare

  • There is no need for the anchor-watch that Hamish was insisting on: the equinoctials are not likely to begin on such a night as this.

    Macleod of Dare

  • She has met the equinoctials before, if it is the equinoctials that are beginning.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 5

  • Then I will say, 'Your ladyship, we were afraid of the equinoctials; and we got Sir Keith to go ashore; and the next day we went ashore for him; and now we have brought him back to

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 5

  • One evening, in the autumn-time, and just when we were beginning to look out for the equinoctials, the _Lively Nan_ was lying with her anchor a-peak -- for we didn't mean to stay long -- in

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 426 Volume 17, New Series, February 28, 1852

  • The nonsense and vulgar burlesque of that composition illustrate the ground of Sir Andrew Aguecheek's eulogy on the exploits of the jester in Twelfth Night, who, reserving his sharper jests for Sir Toby, had doubtless enough of the jargon of his calling to captivate the imbecility of his brother knight, who is made to exclaim --- ` ` In sooth thou wast in very gracious fooling last night, when thou spokest of Pigrogremitus, and of the vapours passing the equinoctials of Quenbus; twas very good, i faith! ''

    The Waverley

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