June 9th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 8 June 2009

Queen's Birthday (Australia exc. WA)


WEATHER PROGNOSTICATIONS #3

When bees do not go out as usual, but keep in or about their hives, rain may be expected.

Before wind, swine run squeaking about as though they were made; which has given rise to the notion that pigs can see the wind.

Before rain the pintadoes called comebacks squall more than usual;as do peacocks.

The early appearance of woodcocks, snipes, swinepipes, fieldfares, etc. are prognostications of severe winters.

From The Every-Day Book, 1825-26 by William Hone


RUNYONESQUE--in the style of Damon Runyon
"'Gimme da gun,' he insisted with Runyonesque swagger."
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