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Pluviculture

18 December 2016

From The Oxford English Dictionary:

pluviculture, n.

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The art or science of rainmaking; the production and implementation of schemes for inducing rain.

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1925 D. S. Jordan in Science 24 July 81/2 The modern diversions of pluviculture, chiropractics and hormonism are everywhere treated with respect. Of these none can be more scientific than is pluviculture.

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2 Comments to “Pluviculture”

  1. I love this word! Better yet, I have a character who has an excuse to use it, the annoying chap. 😀

  2. This music video is the basis for a great story. I use the concept of rainmaking in many stories. Both the con man from The Rainmaker and the reality of Cloudbusting. Fun stuff.

    Kate Bush Cloudbusting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHA9W-zExQ

    The Rainmaker – Trailer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8qwsz84rs

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