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  • n. alternative, anglicised form of libecchio

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The southwest wind.


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  • By the way, how little the sea gives to Rome (except at the Aventine corner sometimes by a violent libeccio), and how one feels the futility of this tideless

    The Spirit of Rome

  • When we reached the little quay we found the surf of the libeccio still rolling heavily into the gulf.

    New Italian sketches

  • At night the wild libeccio still rose, with floods of rain and lightning poured upon the waste.

    New Italian sketches

  • Pole has an elevation of 27 and a half degrees beyond their horizon: and they are 280 leagues distant from this city of Lisbon, by the wind between mezzo di and libeccio: where we remained eight days, taking in provision of water, and wood and other necessary things: and from here, having said our Pier prayers, we weighed anchor, and gave the sails to the wind, beginning our course to westward, taking one-quarter by southwest: and so we sailed on till at the end of 37 days we reached a land which we deemed to be a continent: which is distant westwardly from the isles of Canary about a thousand leagues beyond the inhabited region within the torrid zone: for we found the

    Great Epochs in American History, Volume I. Voyages Of Discovery And Early Explorations: 1000 A.D.-1682

  • I, 29, I-- now the ruins of Dineir); _oriente_ -- East; _africo libezco_ (for libeccio -- South West).

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete


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