Proximate Clause. Nearest or most immediate cause of a maritime loss. Used in marine insurance when a loss is due to a sequence of events or a combination of circumstances. Psychrometer.A hygrometer, but sometimes limited to those hygrometers in which air-flow past wet bulb is accelerated by mechanism.
Pteropod Ooze. Ooze containing small conical shells. Found in various areas at depths between 400 and 1500 fathoms.