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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In meteorology, two short oblique bands of rainbow colors attached to the parhelia of the halo of 22° and inclined to the horizontal parhelic circle: due to sunlight passing through ice prisms whoso axes are oscillating about a normal vertical position. First observed by Lowitz at St. Petersburg in 1790.

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  • About the middle of August l6gi8, he arrived in the Turkish camp near Belgrade, and having prevailed for a neutrality to be observed about the place for treat* ing of peace, he left the Turkish camp on October 19th, for Car - lowitz, which was appointed for the treaty.

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