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  • n. Plural form of Pampero.

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Examples

  • Here there are violent gales from the southwest, called Pamperos, which are very destructive to the shipping in the river, and are felt for many leagues at sea.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • That storm soon came to an end, but the old hands told us that we might look out for others, and so the captain seemed to think, for although he was anxious to get round Cape Horn we were always under snug canvas at night, and during the day a bright look-out was kept, lest one of those sudden squalls called Pamperos might come off the land and whip the masts out of the ship, or lay her on her beam-ends, as frequently happens when the hands are not ready to shorten sail.

    Peter Trawl The Adventures of a Whaler

  • Pamperos happen quickly here, and though the Elsinore, under bare poles to her upper-topsails, is prepared for anything, it may well be that they will be crowding on canvas in another hour.

    Chapter 29

  • Pamperos happen quickly here, and though the _Elsinore_, under bare poles to her upper-topsails, is prepared for anything, it may well be that they will be crowding on canvas in another hour.

    The Mutiny of the Elsinore

  • But when the final bell rang, Raul’s team, Los Pamperos—the Spanish word for the wild wind on the pampas—rode off the field the victors.

    The Glory Game

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