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slumry commented on the word weathergall
This makes me think of the saying that "the devil is beating his wife" when there is rain and sunshine at the same time.
June 28, 2007
elsabet commented on the word weathergall
From the OED:
(n.) An imperfect rainbow, believed to be a presage of storm.
1594 SHAKES. Lucr. 1588
And round about her teare-distained eye
Blew circles stream'd, like Rain-bows in the skie.
These watergalls in her dim Element,
Foretell new stormes.
1823 J. F. COOPER Pilot I. ii. 19
There be streaked wind-galls in the offing, that speak...plainly...to shorten sail.
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