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halcyon days


a period of peace and happiness; an idyllic time; also, a period of calm weather during the winter solstice

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Greek Alkyone a legend of fourteen windless days's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • The pure air and semi-tropical skies stimulated our buoyant spirits, and made these the halcyon days of my existence.

  • And they talked of the past as of a golden age—“the palmy days, the halcyon days.”

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