Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The south wind (commonly with a capital, as a proper name): as, “drizzly Auster,” Thomson, Castle of Indolence, 1xxvi. Hence—2. The south.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The south wind.

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  • noun The south wind.

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Examples

  • At the present day, an _auster_ tenement is a species of copyhold, with all the incidents to that tenure.

    Notes and Queries, Number 19, March 9, 1850

  • And is compared to wind which is hot, whereof is said in the Canticles: Veni auster et perfla hortum meum.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Flora quibus mater præspargens ante viai cuncta coloribus egregiis et odoribus opplet. inde loci sequitur calor aridus et comes una pulverulenta Ceres et etesia flabra aquilonum, inde antumnus adit, graditur simul Eubius Euan, inde aliæ tempestates ventique secuntur, altitonans Volturnus et auster fulmine pollens. tandem bruma nives adfert pigrumque rigorem, prodit hiemps, sequitur crepitans hanc dentibus algor.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • Flora quibus mater præspargens ante viai cuncta coloribus egregiis et odoribus opplet. inde loci sequitur calor aridus et comes una pulverulenta Ceres et etesia flabra aquilonum, inde antumnus adit, graditur simul Eubius Euan, inde aliæ tempestates ventique secuntur, altitonans Volturnus et auster fulmine pollens. tandem bruma nives adfert pigrumque rigorem, prodit hiemps, sequitur crepitans hanc dentibus algor.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Third series

  • I know not why, but that grave and downcast aspect, enlivened only by a few occasional flashes of ponderous clerical wit, the atmosphere depressing as the _plumbeus auster_ of

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • He said the realities of being a soldier is that you often train in auster conditions.

    The Telegram: Local News

  • He said the realities of being a soldier is that you often train in auster conditions.

    The Telegram: Local News

  • For those of us who cannot afford this season's latest handbag in these auster times Peacocks, the high street retailer, has come up with the perfect answer.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • If this abuse proves to be too rampant, I think auster regulation of the technology would be prudent.

    Ethical Technology

  • Pairing a rich stroganoff with an auster chenin blanc.

    The Pour

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