Lunar Lore

Lunar Lore    

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“Alilat” – the name by which the Arabs adore nature,
which they represent by a crescent moon.
  ~ Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”
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The south-wind strengthens to a gale,
Across the moon the clouds fly fast,
The house is smitten as with a flail,
The chimney shudders to the blast.

~ Robert Bridges, “Low Barometer.”