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The quantum of clouding with the total sky divided into eight octas. Four octas will mean that half of the sky is covered with clouds. Another similar system divides the sky into ten parts, and each of these parts is called a deca. Octa is sometimes spelled okta. See cloud amount.
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mountain from which sun rises. [Rom. Folklore: Wheeler, 7]
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