Definitions

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  • n. The north wind.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Βορέας (Boreās) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Amphibians expected in the region include the western toad Bufo boreas, and spotted frog Rana pretiosa, while reptiles are not found this far north.

    Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park, Canada

  • There were more than a dozen listed when you arrived, and to these he adds -golden toad, " "Bufo boreas, " -harlequin frog, " -yellow-legged mountain frog, " and "Canadian chorus frog.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • Professor Agassiz describes it in his _Lake Superior_ as _Esox boreas_.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • In 1989 composer Andrew Stiller completed a work for soprano and violin titled "mehitabel dances with boreas," which he describes as a "commentary on the homelessness crisis."

    Archy and Mehitabel

  • The great scourge of the Crau is the north-west wind, the _bise_, the black boreas of the ancients, so violent as to roll over the pebbles, and to blow away the roofs of houses, and tear up trees by the roots.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • Bufo boreas, the western toad, and Pseudacris regilla, the Pacific tree frog.

    Latest Science News Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, Articles and Book Reviews

  • Good grief, who's running that network, David Duke. boreas Says:

    Think Progress

  • "It was thought," says Nashe, in his Quaternio, "a kind of solecism, and to savour of effeminacy, for a young gentleman in the flourishing time of his age to creep into a coach, and to shroud himself from wind and weather: our great delight was to out-brave the blustering boreas upon a great horse; to arm and prepare ourselves to go with Mars and Bellona into the field was our sport and pastime; coaches and caroches we left unto them for whom they were first invented, for ladies and gentlemen, and decrepit age and impotent people."

    Bracebridge Hall

  • Author: EwaKoryzna M2 ship owner routine, go out to xenon sector, blow up stuff, pick up drops, repeat =] Noobing in boreas here, pretty powerful with front 8xPPC, and few on side turrets.

    WN.com - Financial News

  • M2 ship owner routine, go out to xenon sector, blow up stuff, pick up drops, repeat =] Noobing in boreas here, pretty powerful with front 8xPPC, and few on side turrets.

    WN.com - Financial News

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