Weather-bit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Weather-bit (Naut) A turn of the cable about the end of the windlass, without the bits.
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Usage

In literature:

It was the first bit of objectionable weather we had experienced during the holiday.
"Adventures in Many Lands" by Various
It's only that this weather is getting on my nerves a bit.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The weather was proving a bit uncertain.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
It doesn't matter a bit about the weather!
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
Ridin' along in dry weather and never raisin' a bit o' dust!
"The Land of Long Ago" by Eliza Calvert Hall
Maybe he ran into a bit of weather, or something.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
At night, when the weather was decent, always he sat there a bit quite by himself.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
The weather remained fair, with only a bit of a breeze blowing, and the bosom of the ocean was as calm as they could wish.
"Dave Porter in the South Seas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Nasty bit of weather!
"Rick and Ruddy" by Howard R. Garis
His grey trousers had many a patch on them, and his hat was as weathered a bit of felt as was seen in the yards.
"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
The weather was clear, blowing a bit, and a good lop of following sea.
"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by Charles W. L. Bryde
And I thought you might feel a bit lonely and cheerless, for the weather is nipping cold.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Silas K(itto) Hocking
Well, given a bit o' fine weather now, we shall not do so badly after all.
"All Men are Ghosts" by L. P. Jacks
Esteem of good style, love of ancient poetry, some chance bits of philosophy had safely weathered the storm.
"The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation" by Ernst Von Dobschutz
Although Tom did not mention anything about it to his chum, he was a bit anxious concerning the state of the weather.
"Rocky Mountain Boys" by St. George Rathborne
Except in dry weather this bit may be considered a little dangerous.
"Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England" by W. P. Haskett Smith
The weather was pleasant, though a bit cold, and the sun was shining brightly on the snow which still covered the ground.
"Bart Keene's Hunting Days" by Allen Chapman
It's my belief she could tell the weather just every bit as well as yerself.
"It May Be True, Vol. II (of III)" by Mrs. Wood
In frosty winter weather the bit should always be warmed.
"The American Horsewoman" by Elizabeth Karr
The weather looks a bit threatening, and the sooner we are alongside the better.
"Arctic Adventures" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

The dew-drop carries in its eye
Mountain and forest, sea and sky,
With every change of weather;
Contrariwise, a diamond splits
The prospect into idle bits
That none can piece together.
"Dew-drop And Diamond" by Robert Graves
It has some pretension too, this front,
With its bit of fresco half-moon-wise
Set over the porch, Art's early wont:
'Tis John in the Desert, I surmise,
But has borne the weather's brunt—-
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Ah, 'tis the English in me that loves the soft, gray weather--
The little mists that trail along like bits of wind-flung foam,
The primrose and the violet--all wet and sweet together,
And the sound of water calling, as it used to call at home.
"Wet Weather" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

After a nice mild Saturday, the weather gets even a bit warmer for the rest of.
A number of local lakes have been open all winter and are beginning to fish well now that the weather has warmed a bit.
I was feature hunting the other day searching for a weather photo as the temperatures finally cooled off a bit.
A bit too soon to know if severe weather will be a concern.
Despite the meteorologist's prediction of 20-degree temperatures for Friday and Saturday nights, everyone can experience a bit of tropical weather at Canton -Galva High School.
Call it protection—perhaps from the cold, or from fading into predictability—but when the weather turns cool, fashion designers tend to create collections with a bit more edge.
Happy Friday — may you escape into the nice weather a bit earlier than expected.
Winter weather and a bit too much time inside may have you staring out the office window, dreaming of starting your spring garden.
I kind of like having Easter a bit later in the spring – there is a chance that we will have good weather.
Winter weather predictions a bit up in the air.
Riders made real the Camelot theme, and the morning weather cooperated, providing a medieval mist to add a bit of magic to the affair.
This week our weather pattern will have a little bit of everything in it.
It may be a bit early to speculate, but The Weather Network's winter predictions are in and it looks like a white Christmas is out for Metro Vancouver, except for up high on the local mountains.
Over the past few weeks we've had quite a bit of severe weather across KAKEland.
From practical winter-weather gear to a charming dollhouse, this list of holiday finds has a bit of everything for kids (and some for parents, too.
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In science:

We think this is a bit like needing a very fine grid in weather forecasting in order to find the most extreme wind speeds, drenching rains, and so on.
Astrophysics in 2006
There are, of course, the rings, also with much recent data, but we mention only a theory paper, Burns et al. (2006), which suggests (a bit like the Titan weather) that modelling them should be good practice for study of protoplanetary disks.
Astrophysics in 2006
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