from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A day or condition of weather regarded as likely to ‘breed’ or produce a storm: said, usually, of warm moist days of winter or hot hours or days of summer.
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"They see the storm-breeder, and we shall see him soon."
There is a tendency nowadays to discredit the equinox as a storm-breeder.
"There," said my companion, "comes the storm-breeder; he always leaves a Scotch mist behind him.