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equinox
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
informally:  either of the two days a year when the length of day and night are most equal

or:

formally:  the exact moments when the earth's axis is parallel to the Sun
  • Methinks now this coined sun wears a ruddy face; but see! aye, he enters the sign of storms, the equinox! and but six months before he wheeled out of a former equinox at Aries!
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (54% in)
  • Methinks now this coined sun wears a ruddy face; but see! aye, he enters the sign of storms, the equinox! and but six months before he wheeled out of a former equinox at Aries!
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (55% in)

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