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  • n. Either of two bright spots, caused by the refraction of sunlight through ice crystals, sometimes seen on the parhelic circle.


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  • I need to listen to it again. :-)

    September 23, 2007

  • Never heard that (about rain dogs), but it makes sense, and makes the Tom Waits song even better!

    September 23, 2007

  • I thought rain dogs were those that get lost because the rain washes away scent. Yes?

    September 23, 2007

  • Thanks, palooka. Have you ever seen one?

    September 23, 2007

  • Any relation to Tom Waits's Rain Dogs?

    September 23, 2007

  • What a great phrase & metereological phenomenon!

    September 23, 2007

  • A fragmentary rainbow; a small rainbow near the horizon. Also called weathergaw or parhelion, its scientific name.

    September 23, 2007