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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A day or series of days of unusually hot weather; a hot wave; a broad area of descending wind, dynamically warmed by compression, moving eastward over the United States and often occupying several days in its transit.
  • n. In physical, an ether-wave capable, by the transformation of the energy of the vibratory disturbance into heat, of raising the temperature of bodies placed in its path.

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