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- n. a strong Mediterranean wind blowing from the north-east
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cold northeast wind of the Mediterranean Sea. See levanter.
It is when the gregale blows that the clouds seem to whisper as they crowd through the narrow places up among the peaks, and there was no other sound while these two men crept round each other among the rocks, like two cats upon a roof.
The clouds were down, and the gregale was blowing cold and showery.
A most violent _gregale_ swept the bare beach of the harbour as we proceeded to the gardens and plantations of the Masheeah, and the restive prancing of the horse was not unlike the dancing about of the cockle-shell bark to which I had been condemned for the last ten days.
It soon fell calm, and, as usual, the calm was again succeeded with a violent _gregale_, against which we could not make head.
So, in fact, as soon as we got out, a _gregale_ ( "north-easter") came on terrifically, and occasioned us to return early next morning to Jerbah.
_gregale_ continued the next two days, striking down several of the date-trees with great fury.