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  • noun Plural form of pluvial.

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Examples

  • The desert regions also expand and contract by becoming more dry (known as interpluvials) or less dry (pluvials) These are documented amongst other evidence by changing compositon of sediments off the coast of Africa.

    Survivorship Bias « Climate Audit

  • About him are the “seniors” of the monastery in white robes, while below four chanters, clothed in flowing pluvials, lead the monastic choir in the heavenly melodies.

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  • I feel that my Miocene discoveries since 1940, my Pleistocene work at Olduvai and elsewhere, and my work on pluvials is more appropriate to FRS than FBA, and that is what I would like to aim at.

    Ancestral Passions

  • By correlating these rainy periods, or pluvials, with the glaciations of Europe, he believed he could develop a dating method for Africa.

    Ancestral Passions

  • By correlating these rainy periods, or pluvials, with the glaciations of Europe, he believed he could develop a dating method for Africa.

    Ancestral Passions

  • But Louis latched on to the “pluvials,” and used them throughout his early writings to explain the climate of prehistoric Kenya and to date his finds.

    Ancestral Passions

  • But Louis latched on to the “pluvials,” and used them throughout his early writings to explain the climate of prehistoric Kenya and to date his finds.

    Ancestral Passions

  • I feel that my Miocene discoveries since 1940, my Pleistocene work at Olduvai and elsewhere, and my work on pluvials is more appropriate to FRS than FBA, and that is what I would like to aim at.

    Ancestral Passions

  • Long white surplices, grave and seemly, gave place to gorgeous vestments and embroidered pluvials.

    The Gadfly

  • First were representatives from the great seminaries, the parishes, and then collegiate churches; then came the beneficed clergymen and clerks of the Cathedral, followed by the canons in white pluvials.

    The Dream

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