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  • n. a period of unusually high temperatures


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  • "Yes, comes for all summer," replied "Banty" Clark, "and I've got to be polite and show him around, and, I suppose, stay in the ranch house all the hot weather while his nibs togs up in his London clothes, 'don't yer know,' and drinks five-o'clock tea, and does nothing but stare at the toes of his patent leather shoes.

    The Shagganappi

  • By hocussing them into delay she'd spoiled their best chance, which would have been to invade while the hot weather lasted, and our white troops were at their feeblest; by the cold months, our sick would be on their feet again, dry weather and low rivers would assist our transport and defensive movement, and the freezing nights, while unpleasant for us, would plague the Khalsa abominably.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • Even rock sends out a curious redolence in hot weather which unites with dried ling and herbs to form an undercurrent to the mellowness of gorse.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • [Lane M.E. chaps. i.] 154 Done in hot weather throughout the city, a dry line for camels being left in mid-street to prevent the awkward beasts slipping.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In the hot weather the doors often all stood open; and they sat in the keeping-room, and in the kitchen, and in their own room, and seemed to find all pleasant.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • Moreover, one should not be cupped in very hot weather nor in very cold weather; and the best season for cupping is springtide.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I remember our own sufferings while marching, for short distances, in the hot weather in Turkey, and especially the frantic horses at Jeni-bazar, so that I can, in some slight degree,. understand the torments of the Russians.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • In addition to the hazards that affect passenger cars, such as slick roadbeds, poor visibility, and police on motorcycles, RVs are affected by wind, severe cold that freezes the motorhome’s lengthy fuel lines, and hot weather that overheats all but the sturdiest tow vehicle or motorhome engine and transmission.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • The hot weather of July had crept upon them unawares, and the atmosphere of the flat vale hung heavy as an opiate over the dairy-folk, the cows, and the trees.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles


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