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eolian also aeolian (ee-O-lee-uhn, ee-OL-yuhn) adjective

Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind.

[From Aeolus, the god of the winds in Greek mythology.]

"While on a field trip to southeastern Utah, microbiologist Harry Kurtz, Jr. of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, was intrigued by striped stains on eolian--or wind-formed--sandstone." Microbial Masons, ScienceNOW, 20 May 1998.

This week's theme: words from Greek mythology.

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The way I see it, if you want rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. -Dolly Parton


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