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#69929 - 05/14/02 10:30 PM meteorology  
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hyetal

a. pertaining to rain. hyetograph, n. rain gauge; chart of average
rainfall. hyetography, n. study of rainfall distribution. hyetology, n.
study of all precipitation. hyetometer, n. rain gauge.
hyetometrograph, n. recording hyetometer.

Here in LA it wouldn't be worth owning a hyetograph.


#69930 - 05/15/02 08:05 AM Re: meteorology  
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> Here in LA it wouldn't be worth owning a hyetograph.

Or a warming blooded body for that matter.


#69931 - 05/15/02 10:28 AM Re: meteorology  
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in LA it wouldn't be worth owning a hyetograph

In LA you can tell how much it's rained by how well you can see the mountains.


#69932 - 05/15/02 12:34 PM Re: meteorology  
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Will someone here please cue me in on what's the problem with LA. The only thing I've heard about is the smog.

Thanks, wwh, for the new set of words.

WeatherWondering


#69933 - 05/15/02 01:16 PM Re: meteorology  
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the problem with LA

I lived in Santa Ana, in Orange county, in the southern edges of the greater LA megalopolis for a year in the late '70s. The only things I liked were driving on the freeways and a radio station, KPFK, that came the closest I have ever heard to meeting my musical needs and plenty else besides. The one thing that most people who like living there boast about is the weather which I found to be, at best, boring. When I moved out here to where one can appreciate Spring I spent a weekend in May back visiting family in Chicago and was greeted with freezing rain. It was so refreshing after the unmitigated nice weather in SoCal. Later, here, I was talking with someone about what a beautiful day it was (low 60s [mid to upper teens for y'all not stuck in the stone age of measurements] and sunny). I chanced to mention that I had just come from southern California and back there everyone would have just passed it of as another perfect day in paradise. Later I realized that I was wrong. They would all have been complaining about how cold it was.


#69934 - 05/15/02 03:42 PM Re: meteorology  
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"Or a warming blooded body for that matter." Dear Belligerentyouth: you reminded me of story in Bible about when David was very old, for lack of an electric blanket, they put a couple young girls in his bed
"and he gat heat".


#69935 - 05/15/02 05:30 PM Re: King David  
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wwh,

I remember reading that story in the Bible about David--but I don't remember a couple of girls. I thought it was just one girl--and I thought he was dying--but even she wasn't enough to get him stirred up to live. Would love to find that reference again--fascinating story.


#69936 - 05/15/02 06:00 PM Re: electric blanket  
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for lack of an electric blanket

I can just see them scouring the palace for an electric blanket, coming up short and then someone saying that they'd have a tough time figuring out where to plug it in anyway so they might as well resort to the old tried and true methods and where did we put that virgin anyway?


#69937 - 05/15/02 06:35 PM Re: King David  
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1 Kings




Chapter 1

1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and
they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.

2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be
sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her
stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and
let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get
heat.


#69938 - 05/16/02 09:07 AM Re: King David  
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Thanks, wwh. That's it--and it was one girl as I'd remembered.

But then he died.

Now what I'd like to know was this instance of revival based upon a practice known to have worked? Was there precedent?


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