See also:water vapour of the atmosphere when condensed into drops large enough to be precipitated upon the
See also:earth . Hence the
See also:term is extended to signify the fall of such drops in a shower, and in the plural, " the rains," it signifies the
See also:rainy seasons in India and elsewhere where under normal
See also:climatic conditions such seasons are clearly distinguished from the dry . A
See also:band is " a dark band in the solar spectrum, caused by the presence of water-vapour in the atmosphere " (New Engl .
See also:Diet.) ; a rain-
See also:gauge is an instrument used to measure the amount of rainfall (see METEOROLOGY, where the whole subject of precipitation is fully treated) .
FERDINAND RAIMUND (1990-1836)
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