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