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November 02, 2006|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Seventy-two degrees on Nov. 1? Sweet! But were those sunny autumn skies, light winds, balmy temperatures Indian summer? Truth is, there's no firm definition. Some say such days must follow a killing freeze. BWI had three October mornings at 32 degrees. Does that qualify? In America, the notion dates to Colonial times. Some say it's pejorative, like "Indian giver" - an unexpected gift that nature inevitably takes back. Others find roots in Indian harvests or hostilities. Still others trace it to Germany, or India. We just enjoy it.

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