An Address to the Committee for the Relief of Distressed Seaman, by the Merchant Seaman's Friend [J. Dennis]

An Address to the Committee for the Relief of Distressed Seaman, by the Merchant Seaman's Friend [J. Dennis]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the hills, and drags along the woods there will be rain. '' ' N--. Si t TA rJmiMl CLOUDS.--Against much rain the clouds grow' bigger, and increase very fast, especially before thunder.--When the clouds are formed like fleeces, but dense in the middle, and bright toward the edge, with the sky bright, they are signs of a frost, with hail, snow, or rain.--If clouds breed higk in air, in thin white trains, like locks of wool, they portend wind and probably rain.--When a general cloudiness covers tht sky, and small black fragments of clouds fly underneath, they are a sure sign of rain, and probably it will be lasting. Two currents of clouds always portend rain, and in summer thunder. DEW.----If the dew lie plentifully on the grass after a fair day, it is a sign of another. If not, and there be no wind, rain must follow A red evening portends fine weather; but if it spread too far upwards from the horizon in the evening, and especially morning, it foretels wind or rain, or both. When the sky in rainy weather is tinged with sea green, the rain will increase, if with deep blue, it will be showery. HEAVENLY BODIES.--A haziness in the air which fades the sun's light, and makes the orb appear whitish, or ill defined; or at night if the moon and stars grow dim, and a ring encircles the former, rain will follow.---If the sun's rays appear like Moses' horns, if white at setting, or shorn of his rays, or goes down into a bank of clouds in the horizon, bad weather is to be expected.---If the moon looks pale and dim, -we expect rain; if red, wind; and if of her natural colour with, a clear sky, fair weather.--If the moon is rainy throughout, it will clear at the change, ami perhaps the rain return a few days after. If fair throughout, and rain at the change, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236574427
  • 9781236574428