rain before seven, fine before eleven

1853 Notes & Queries 1st ser. VIII. 218 Weather Proverbs... Rain before seven, fine before eleven.

1909 Spectator 20 Mar. 452 ‘Rain before seven, shine before eleven,’ is one of the most trustworthy of all country saws.

1940 B. DE VOTO (title) Rain before seven.

1961 THIRKELL & LEJUNE Three Score & Ten vii. The morning of the Agricultural dawned fair and bright. Naturally there were wisebeards who shook their heads over this and said Ar, that were a bad sign for certain sure, rain before seven, fine before eleven, and stands to reason the contrairy [sic] holds.


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