from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of sirocco.
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- n. Alternative spelling of sirocco.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of sirocco.
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SANCHEZ: The Volkswagen Iroc, as in middle of the word scirocco, is a two-door sportster as well.
"THE ENGLISHMAN IN ITALY" is a vivid picture of Italian peasant-life on the plain of Sorrento: the occasion being an outbreak of the well-known hot wind -- the "scirocco" -- which, in this case, has brought with it a storm of rain.
The weather has shown some signs of improvement and tempted me, despite the persistent "scirocco" mood, to a few excursions into the neighbourhood.
He concludes with a brief allusion to the political scirocco which is blackening the English sky, and will not vanish so quickly as this has done; and thus hints at a reason, if the reader desires one, for his temporary rustication in a foreign land.
Every once in a while, a hot wind rustled the vines, a reminder of the legendary scirocco that blew into Sicily from the Sahara, bringing with it swirls of dust and sand.
Generally speaking, such locations are not going to experience foen / scirocco / chinook / santa ana conditions.
A few days ago, I was sleeping in Venice with afternoons in the 80s, a dry desert scirocco moving wind chimes.
This has given rise the malignant combination of intense scirocco winds out on the Adriatic and, in Venice, blustery bora winds from the northeast.
The wind might change at any moment, since the scirocco was only accidental; and at the first wave from seaward bump would go the poor ship, and there would [might] be an end of our voyage.
My window is open, and a scirocco-like wind occasionally billows against the sheer curtains.
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