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Little Ice Age

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Little Ice Age rate
(Noun) A period of "slightly" colder climatic temperatures. Date judgments vary: 1275-1850, 1300-1870, 1350-1850, 1550-1850 - and at least one source put 1950 as its close.
Usage: The "slightly" lower Little Ice Age temperatures changed everything. Some fields were useless for planting where grain once grew. "Frost fairs" were common on the Thames when it regularly froze over. People skated on the East River in winter ... .


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