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 Solon of Parnassus.Sol’yman, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sol’stice (2 syl.).
 
The summer solstice is June 21st; the winter solstice is December 22nd; so called because, on arriving at the corresponding points of the ecliptic, the sun is stopped and made to approach the equator again. (Latin, sol sistit or stat, the sun stops.)   1
 


 Solon of Parnassus.Sol’yman, 

 
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