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