In the fall of the year they penetrated a weird lake country, sad and silent, where wildfowl had been, but where then there was no life nor sign of life—only the blowing of chill winds, the forming of ice in sheltered places, and the melancholy rippling of waves on lonely beaches.
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Since her dog died she’s been in a melancholy mood.
This weather makes me melancholy. I can’t wait for spring,