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[15] Similarly it is also usual to give the names of signs to frequently observed phenomena, such as prognostics of the weather which we may illustrate by the Vergilian

For wind turns Phoebe's face to ruddy gold

Verg. G. i. 431.
and

The crow
With full voice, good-for-naught, invites the rain.

ib. i. 388.
[p. 203] If these phenomena are caused by the state of the atmosphere, such an appellation is correct enough.

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