from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wind with a speed of from 19 to 24 miles (30 to 38 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a breeze between a moderate and a strong breeze; one blowinq about twenty miles an hour.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale
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The boat was close-hauled on a fresh breeze and the compass indicated that we were just making the course which would bring us to Japan.
A fresh breeze brought him another whiff of that odor, sun-warmed and so puzzlingly familiar.
How came the morning's light I know not, but when it did, the fresh breeze blew on my brow, and I saw the remains of De Clairville lying on the grass before me – they had borne him from below, and it showed more plainly the crime which had been among us.
Whitecaps marched before a fresh breeze which sang in tackle, filled out sails, and drove the fleet swiftly in the direction of sunrise.
Immediately in front of us, however, the ground was open, and the day being clear and sunny, with a fresh breeze blowing (else the smoke from a battle between four hundred thousand men would have obstructed the view altogether), the spectacle presented Was of unsurpassed magnificence and sublimity.
We lay on deck in the warm sun, the fresh breeze on our cheeks, the flood-tide rippling and swirling past.