The climate of Manitoba consists of seven months of Arctic weather and five months of cold weather.1882 Settler's Guide to the North-West, issued by the Northern Pacific Railway Company, NewYork.
Painting, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce: 1906 The Cynic's Word Book. Retitled The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
Now westlin winds, and slaught'rin guns Bring Autumn's pleasant weather.Robert Burns: 1786 'Song, composed in August', stanza1.
He answered and said unto them,When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring.O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?Bible (NewTestament): St Matthew16:2-3.
Buddy, it's fruitcake weather!truman capote: 1966 Of December in Alabama. A Christmas Memory.
Hope ushers in a Revolutionas earthquakes are preceded by bright weather. 192thomas carlyle: 1837 History of the French Revolution, vol.1, bk.2, ch.1.
Jolly boating weather And a hay-harvest breeze, Blade on the feather, Shade off the trees; Swing, swing together, With your body between your knees.William originally WilliamJohnson Cory: 1865 'Eton Boat Song'.
The earth was made for Dombeyand Son to trade in, and thesunandmoonweremadetogivethemlight.Riversand seas were formed to float their ships; rainbowsgave them promise of fair weather; winds blew fororagainst their enterprises; stars and planets circled intheir orbits, to preserve inviolate a system of whichthey were the centre.charles dickens: 1846-8 Dombey and Son, ch.1.
When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1758 In The Idler, no.11, 24 Jun.
Heavenly weather. If life was always like that.Cricket weather. Sit around under sunshades.Over after over. Out. They can't play it here. Still,Captain Buller broke a window in Kildare Street Club with a slog to square leg.James Augustine Aloysius Joyce: 1922 Ulysses. Legend has it that W G Grace performed the feat of breaking the Kildare Street Club window while playing at the distant College Park in the1870s.
Give me books, fruit, frenchwineand fine weatherand a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know.john keats: 1819 Letter to Fanny Keats, 29 Aug.
The British, he thought, must be gluttons for satire: even the weather forecast seemed to be some kind of spoof, predicting every possible combination of weather for the next twenty-four hours without actually committing itself to anything specific.David John Lodge: 1975 Changing Places, ch.2.
There are people around here who think Hillary Clinton is responsible for the weather.1995 In the NewYork Times,7 Jan. New revelations about the First Lady's role in Whitewater land sales and the firing of the presidential travel office had coincided with a heavy Washington snowfall.
Your anger was a climate I inhabited like a desert in a dry frigid weather of high thin air and ivory sun, sand dunes the wind lifted into stinging clouds that blinded and choked me where the only ice was in the blood.Marge Piercy: 1983 Stone, Paper, Knife,'TheWeight'.
For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands.Christina Georgina Rossetti: 1862 Goblin Market and Other Poems,'Goblin Market'.
We welcome all enquiries about the UK climateafter all, we have more weather available in this country than anywhere else.Sir Sydney Samuelson: 1994 Check Book. with Musset and Chopin, and later with prominent politicians.
Then strip lads, and to it, though sharp be the weather, And if, by mischance, you should happen to fall, There are worse things in life than a tumble on the heather And life is itself a game of football.Sir Walter Scott: 1815 On a matchbetween the Scottish teams Ettrick andSelkirk, published in the EdinburghJournal.
Only, here and there, an old sailor, Drunk and asleep in his boots, Catches tigers In red weather.wallace stevens: 1923 Harmonium,'Disillusionment ofTen O'Clock'.
Out upon it! I have loved Three whole days together; And am like to love three more, If it prove fair weather.SirJohn Suckling: 1656 'Out Upon It!'
Set me whereas the sun doth parch the green, Or where his beams may not dissolve the ice, In temperate heat, where he is felt and seen, With proud people, in presence sad and wise; Set me in base, or yet in high degree, In the long night, or in the shortest day, In clear weather, or where mists thickest be, In lusty youth, or when my hairs be grey Yours will I be, and with that only thought Comfort myself when that my hap is nought.Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of: 'Set me whereas the sun doth parch the green'.
If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather, Blown fields or flowered closes, Green pleasure or grey grief.algernon charles swinburne: 1866 Poems and Ballads,'A Match'.
The poetmay be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.Calvin Marshall Trillin: 1950 The Liberal Imagination.
All in the blue unclouded weather Thick-jewelled shone the saddle leather, The helmet and the helmet-feather Burned like one burning flame together, As he rode down to Camelot.Tennyson: 1832 Poems,'The Lady of Shalott' (revised1842), pt.3, l.91-5.
It was inevitable that as soon as we had enjoyed a few days of reasonable summer weather, the country would suffer an acute water shortage. It can rain for100 days, but if the sun shines on the101st there will be hosepipe restrictions on the102nd.Auberon Alexander Waugh: 1997 Way of theWorld:The ForgottenYears:1995-6.
Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal silence: truths that wake, To perish never: Which neither listlessness, nor mad endeavour, Nor man nor boy, Nor all that is at enmity with joy, Can utterlyabolish or destroy! Hence in a season of calm weather, Though inland far we be, Our souls have sight of that immortal sea Which brought us hither, Can in a moment travel thither, And see the children sport upon the shore, And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore.william wordsworth: c.1802-1803 'Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood', stanza 9 (published1807).