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summer solstice
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  • Somehow, I knew what time it was: early morning, June 21, the day of the summer solstice.†   (source)
  • When she saw my eyes open, she asked, "What will happen at the summer solstice?"†   (source)
  • At this rate, we'd never make it to L.A. alive, much less before the summer solstice.†   (source)
  • The captain had long since returned to his post and the guards, having swapped their belligerence for boredom, now leaned against the wall and let the ashes from their cigarettes fall on the parquet floor while into the grand salon poured the undiminished light of the Moscow summer solstice.†   (source)
  • Grover mentioned the summer solstice.†   (source)
  • I didn't know how we were ever going to find the entrance to the Underworld by tomorrow, the summer solstice.†   (source)
  • What's the summer solstice dead-line?†   (source)
  • Toward the end of our second day on the train, June 13, eight days before the summer solstice, we passed through some golden hills and over the Mississippi River into St. Louis.†   (source)
  • The night of the summer solstice, when magic tingled in the air, exciting all but the rational beings who had rejected such base instinctual urges, had begun.†   (source)
  • The vernal equinox now lay three months in the past, the summer solstice had arrived.†   (source)
  • At that time, the summer solstice of these southernmost districts, the sun had started back down, and tomorrow it would cast its last rays.†   (source)
  • In the early epochs of our race, men dwelt in temporary huts, of bowers of branches, as easily constructed as a bird's-nest, and which they built,—if it should be called building, when such sweet homes of a summer solstice rather grew than were made with hands,—which Nature, we will say, assisted them to rear where fruit abounded, where fish and game were plentiful, or, most especially, where the sense of beauty was to be gratified by a lovelier shade than elsewhere, and a more…†   (source)
  • …or contributed in printed form, following the precedent of Philip Beaufoy or Doctor Dick or Heblon's Studies in Blue, to a publication of certified circulation and solvency or employed verbally as intellectual stimulation for sympathetic auditors, tacitly appreciative of successful narrative and confidently augurative of successful achievement, during the increasingly longer nights gradually following the summer solstice on the day but three following, videlicet, Tuesday, 21 June (S.†   (source)
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