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equinox
used in The Mill on the Floss

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

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formally:  the exact moments when the earth's axis is parallel to the Sun
  • And now, for the last two days, the rains on this lower course of the river had been incessant, so that the old men had shaken their heads and talked of sixty years ago, when the same sort of weather, happening about the equinox, brought on the great floods, which swept the bridge away, and reduced the town to great misery.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (4% in)

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