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  • While the night-wind to their coming, like a thund'rous herald sweeps;

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • It was dark by the time they entered the avenue of Ravenswood Castle, a long straight line leading directly to the front of the house, flanked with huge elm-trees, which sighed to the night-wind, as if they compassionated the heir of their ancient proprietors, who now returned to their shades in the society, and almost in the retinue, of their new master.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Bared your face in the starlight, curious the scene, cool blew the moderate night-wind

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • “But the moon, and the dew, and the night-wind, they are just like a caller kail-blade laid on my brow; and whiles I think the moon just shines on purpose to pleasure me, when naebody sees her but mysell.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He heard the sighing of the night-wind, the whisper of the leaves, the faraway roaring of a lion, but naught else.

    Wings in the Night

  • The watchful night-wind, as it went Creeping along from tent to tent,

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • The shadows seemed to grow more sombre, then, & the stillness more solemn, & the whispering foliage more spiritual, & the mysterious murmur of the night-wind more freighted with the moaning of shrouded wanderers from the tombs.

    Mark Twain

  • The shadows seemed to grow more sombre, then, & the stillness more solemn, & the whispering foliage more spiritual, & the mysterious murmur of the night-wind more freighted with the moaning of shrouded wanderers from the tombs.

    Mark Twain

  • The heavy sound sunk on the night-wind down the woody glen, and was answered by the echoes of its banks.

    Waverley

  • It was a dark night, with the glimmer of the stars only, and a melancholy night-wind was soughing through the scattered woods that spread around.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

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