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line: when the sun cross the line

[cf. OED line a circle of the terrestrial sphere . .. the equi­noctial line, the equator; probably from nautical usage; cf. US dial, line storm equinoctial storm ADD] phr. the vernal or autumnal equinox: The people set a tub of water out in the yard so they can see the reflection when the sun cross the line (Mayag.). cf. WHEN THE SUN AND THE MOON FIGHT

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Last update: 2010-11-23 16:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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