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now the weather turns quite dirty and the clock it strikes five-thirty expression or saying

The weather is taking a turn for the worse

Origin

From an English language production of Voltaire’s Candide at Birmingham Rep

Collected by

M & N – 1970s
Mark & Naomi

Notes

Up to that point the narrator had introduced each scene with a verse ending in an exact hour, which would then be struck on a bell. This was narrator’s gotcha moment

Submitted: 07/02/2022 by Mark

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