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Doldrums   /dˈoʊldrəmz/   Listen

A state of inactivity (in business or art etc).  Synonyms: stagnancy, stagnation.
A belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific.

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"Doldrums" Quotes from Famous Books

... an Atlantic wave, laughing in the trade wind's spindrift, down into the blue-green swirling trough! To chase the shrimps on a summer evening, when the sky is red and the light's all pink within the foam! To lie on the top, in the doldrums' noonday calm, and warm your tummy in the tropic sun! To wander hand in hand once more through the giant seaweed forests of the Indian Ocean, seeking the delicious eggs of the pop-pop! To play hide-and-seek among the castles of the coral towns with their pearl and ...
— The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle • Hugh Lofting

Words linked to "Doldrums" :   wind, business enterprise, current of air, commercial enterprise, air current, artistic production, art, business, inactivity, inaction, artistic creation, inactiveness

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