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Posted by R. Berg on May 24, 2007

In Reply to: Close posted by ESC on May 24, 2007

: : Where does the phrase "it's close" in relation to weather, come from?

: My take on the word: Hot, stifling. The air isn't moving.

To take it one step further: Hot and still air, especially if damp, feels oppressive, like something closing in on you. Outdoors, you feel as if you were in a closed room. ~rb