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  • adjective Of or relating to Aeolis or its people or culture.
  • adjective Greek Mythology Of or relating to Aeolus.
  • noun One of a Hellenic people of central Greece that occupied Aeolis and Lesbos around 1100 BC.

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  • noun a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.

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  • adjective Relating to Aeolus, the Greek god of wind.


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  • This happened lately near Heracleia in Pontus and some time past at the island Hiera, one of the group called the Aeolian islands.


  • Just to be confusing, the Aeolian is a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT), and the other type a horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT).

  • The first, made up of uniform stanzas, was called "Aeolian" or "Horatian," -- since Horace imitated the simple, regular strophes of his Greek models.

    A Study of Poetry

  • He is a prose-writer, with a kind of Aeolian attachment.

    Among My Books First Series

  • The first performance of George Gershwin's concerto Rhapsody in Blue was given by Paul Whiteman's orchestra with the composer on piano at New York's Aeolian Hall on 12 February 1924, as part of a concert titled An Experiment in Modern Music, and marked the first significant partial rapprochement between jazz and classical music.

    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premieres at New York's Aeolian Hall

  • 'Castle of Indolence,' you have probably read his exquisite 'Ode to the Aeolian

    Letter 188

  • Spenser (London, 1748) discusses the Aeolian Harp, then a new-fangled instrument, in Canto I, lines 352 – 69: XL

    Letter 188

  • More surprisingly, the ties between the different Aeolian islands are not particularly tight, and even on Filicudi, we discovered, there is a divide between the port people and the people of Pecorini.

    Winning the green vote on Filicudi

  • Suffering post-election burnout, a Green Party candidate chills out on one of Italy's Aeolian islands

    Winning the green vote on Filicudi

  • Filicudi is a small island of nine square kilometres at the further reaches of the Aeolian archipelago which curves off the north-east coast of Sicily like a comet's tail.

    Winning the green vote on Filicudi


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  • For the Mars Rover team, it refers to features created by the wind.

    'At first glance, it might seem obvious that it was through the action of flowing water (fluvial), but the Curiosity team needs to rule out the possibility that these rocks were deposited by the wind (aeolian) or by some kind of surge, such as the fast-moving clouds of gas and rock that will often plummet down the sides of particular types of volcano (a pyroclastic surge).

    "Aeolian. That's the one you always have to falsify on Mars because it's a windy planet," says Prof Grotzinger. '

    June 9, 2013