Weathering

Definitions

  • Country weather
    Country weather
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Weathering (Geol) The action of the elements on a rock in altering its color, texture, or composition, or in rounding off its edges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1947, heavy snow blanketed the Northeast, burying New York City under 25.8 inches of snow in 16 hours; the severe weather was blamed for some 80 deaths.
    • n weathering Weather, especially favorable or fair weather.
    • n weathering In geology, etc., the action of the elements in changing the color, texture, or composition of rock, in rounding off its edges, or gradually disintegrating it. The first effect of the weathering of rock-surfaces is discoloration. This arises in part from dust or dirt finding its way into the fissures, and is most quickly seen in large cities where much coal is burned. Discoloration often arises from the oxidation of some sulphur compound which the rock contains, and especially of iron pyrites, which is a widely disseminated mineral. Another very perceptible effect of weathering is the loss of the luster which many rock-constituents naturally have. This is particularly conspicuous in the case of feldspar, and is the result of incipient decomposition and hydration. Rounding of the edges of angular projections of the rock, or of its constituents, is another result of weathering, the decomposed minerals being more easily re moved by the action of water than they were before de composition. Weathering is a preliminary to erosion, but the rapidity with which these operations are carried on varies greatly with the nature of the rock and the climatic and other conditions to which it is subjected.
    • n weathering In architecture, a slight inclination given to an approximately horizontal surface to enable it to throw off water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People do not get sick from cold weather. It is mostly from being indoors more.
    • Weathering (archit.) a slight inclination given to the top of a cornice or moulding, to prevent water from lodging on it:
    • Weathering (geol.) the action of the elements in altering the form, colour, texture, or composition of rocks
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Bad weather always looks worse through a window.”
  • Ronald Dunn
    Ronald Dunn
    “Atheism is easy in fair weather.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Many can brook the weather that love not the wind.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
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    “We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.”
  • Alfred Polgar
    Alfred Polgar
    “Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.”

Idioms

Hit rough weather - If you hit rough weather, you experience difficulties or problems.
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Under the weather - If you are feeling a bit ill, sad or lack energy, you are under the weather.
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Weather a storm - If you weather a storm, you get through a crisis or hard times.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weder; Ice. vedhr, Ger. wetter.

Usage

In literature:

Rain always comes in cloudy weather; you cannot wet foliage in sun in hot weather without damage.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
These two species, more especially the latter, seem to dislike the cold weather.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
It is one of the cruellest days of bitter March weather.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" by Various
The weather will be bitter soon, and only "special" cases have blankets.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
This fresh weather, no doubt, accounts for my good health.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
There have been rains, but the weather is still glorious.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
The third day out the weather was villainous.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
The fishing, having failed as the weather became more severe, was given up on the 5th.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
But after a little reflection, I determined to summon what energy I had, and to weather the storm.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
As usual, bad weather caught the ships in Belle Isle Straits.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
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In poetry:

A bird sang here, a bird sang there,
Then blithely sang together,
Sang sudden greetings every where,
"Good-morrow!" and "good weather!"
"The Ride" by Madison Julius Cawein
Thou art the Lord of glorie;
The deed and storie
Are both thy due; but I a silly flie,
That live or die,
According as the weather falls.
"Complaining" by George Herbert
For many, many days together
The wind blew steady from the East;
For many days hot grew the weather,
About the time of our Lady's Feast.
"Riding Together" by William Morris
And as she went along the high road,
The weather being hot and dry,
She sat her down upon a green bank,
And her true love came riding by.
"The Bailiff's Daughter Of Islington" by Henry Morley
Christmas-Days are still in store:—
Will they change—steal faded hither?
Or come fresh as heretofore,
Summering all our winter weather?
"Christmas, 1873" by George MacDonald
Down in a field, one day in June,
The flowers all bloomed together,
Save one who tried to hide herself,
And drooped, that pleasant weather.
"Discontent" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Where there is weather, there are weather watchers.
Maybe it's the weather — yes, I'm sure it's the weather — but I've been downright cranky lately.
Adapted from the AMS Weather Book: The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather.
Another freak weather event canceling school and using up our only weather reserve days.
When a city whistle blows, it's often a severe weather test or an actual alarm that rough weather is on the way.
The flowers in my yard seemed to weather the snow -- don't know if they will weather the cold forcasted for tonight.
You can't control the weather, but you can now watch your N as weather changes.
Midweek Weather, Weather Watch 12 Winter Forecast Completed .
( National Weather Service in Melbourne, National Weather Service in Melbourne / December 10, 2012 ).
New Innovative Weatherization Project Will Let Your Energy Consumption Match The Weather.
Special Weather Statement Winter Weather Advisory More Details Hide Details.
The weekend's weather holds pleasant weather for us-- a little cooler and with sunshine.
Orange County should see one more day of warm, dry weather Tuesday before a major reversal sets in -- modest cooling at first, then a blast of wintry weather by the end of the week.
The National Weather Service and other state and local agencies will host Severe Weather Awareness Week activities this week including a tornado drill on Thursday, April 14.
The active weather pattern in the southeastern corner of the nation will wind down through Thursday, while wet weather continues to spread across the West.
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In science:

The left panel shows q2 −850 as a function of weather, as traced by A × τ850 (where A is the airmass of the observation) for a random sample of 250 data fil es in our set.
A study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich increment using archival SCUBA data
Gleick, Peter; et al. (1996). in Stephen H. Schneider: Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather. Oxford University Press. 19.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Vir (F9 V): oscillations in this star were detected in a weather-affected two-site campaign with ELODIE and FEROS by Marti´c et al. (2004).
Observations of solar-like oscillations
Priority 1. – Targets would constitute one-third of the expected partner’s observing time during the period including average weather losses and time lost due to engineering and technical problems.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
The PI can request that observations that may have been compromised by the weather or improperly observed be repeated.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
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