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Relating to the combined influence or conjunction of the sun and moon:‘daily tidal times, used in conjunction with solunar tables, forecast feeding times of fish and game for sportsmen’
- ‘One tool that doesn't come via mail order or credit card swipe is the solunar tables listed in many magazines and newspaper outdoors sections.’
- ‘I use the solunar table that's in my fishing log program and most of the time it's pretty close.’
- ‘‘Apparently you didn't look at the solunar tables for last night and today,’ he said.’
Late 18th century: blend of Sol and lunar.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.