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Doldrums (The)

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The name given to that region of the ocean near the equator noted for calms, squalls, and baffling winds, between the N.E. and S.E. tradewinds.        

“But from the bluff-head, where I watched to-day,

I saw her in the doldrums.”

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Byron: The Island, canto ii. stanza 21.

In the doldrums. In the dumps.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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