Definitions

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  • proper n. A wind from the northeast.

Etymologies

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Latin.

Examples

  • And there being no other vent or breathing-place than that through which the Caecias rushed in upon them, it quickly blinded their eyes, and filled their lungs, and all but choked them, whilst they strove to draw in the rough air mingled with dust and powdered earth.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • The wind they call Thrascias, which lies between Argestes and Aparctias, blows from I; and the wind called Meses, which lies between Caecias and

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  • Caecias does this because it returns upon itself and combines the qualities of Boreas and Eurus.

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  • Lips and Caecias, sometimes called Hellespontias, are both rainy gestes and Eurus are dry: the latter being dry at first and rainy afterwards.

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  • Caecias blows from Z, where the sun rises at the summer solstice.

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  • Hence the saying: ‘Bringing it on himself as Caecias does clouds.’

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  • Thus Caecias and in general the winds north of the summer solstice blow about the time of the spring equinox, but about the autumn equinox Lips; and Zephyrus about the summer solstice, but about the winter solstice Eurus.

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  • Caecias covers the sky with heavy clouds, Lips with lighter ones.

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  • For Lips blows from the point where the sun sets at the winter solstice and is diametrically opposite to Caecias: so it is its contrary.

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  • Caecias does not bring fair weather because it returns upon itself.

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