School: Tulach an Iarainn (B.)

Tallow, Co. Waterford
Proinnsias Ó Laoghaire

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Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0639, Page 15

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It is a sign of rain when
1. The clouds seem to be going quickly
2. The sun seems to throw a faint shadow upon the Earth
3. There is a circle around the moon.
4. The wind whirls the dust on the road.
5. The clouds are very dark
6. The Tallow Catholic Church bell is heard in Lismore.
7. The cat sits with her back turned to the fire
8. The goat retires to a sheltered spot and yawns
9. The hens begin to pick their feathers
10. The ducks quack loudly
11. The curlews wail loudly.

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