Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hot north wind prevalent in southern Australia.
- n. Australia A hot, dry, dusty wind of southern or central Australia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising suddenly, and regularly preceded by a hot wind from the north; -- now usually called
southerly buster. It blew across the Brickfields, formerly so called, a district of Sydney, and carried clouds of dust into the city.
- n. By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from the north.
“Reports of the time describe the weather at this period as ‘variable —one day a regular brickfielder, and the next cold enough for overcoats’.”
“The northern brickfielder is almost invariably followed by a strong "southerly buster," cloudy and cool from the ocean.”
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