weather house


Definition of weather house

: a toy house that indicates changes in atmospheric humidity by the appearance or retirement of toy images moved by varying tension of a gut string

called also weather box

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“Weather house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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