RAREFIED : understood by only a small group of people : only for people who know about a particular thing *

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The other day a sports reporter indicated that you could experience rarefied air surrounding the pitcher’s mound at Fenway Park.   His point was that the pitching was so good that it was unusual. To have used the term rarefied means one of two things: either the situation was unique to the point that you had […]

HEAT WAVE: three successive days or more with temps above 90 degrees

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It’s really, really hot out there in New England (and across most of the nation.) The meteorologists keep reminding us that it takes 3 days in a row of temps above 90 degrees to qualify as a heat wave.   This is an elderly heat wave by those standards.  It has been a week of blistering […]