from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wind blowing from the point from which the principal rains come. The rain-wind is usually one that blows from an ocean, from the equator, or up a mountain-slope.


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  • The sky was full of clouds, all but a patch star-sown over Ben Bhreac, and all through the hollows and hags ran a wail of rain-wind most mournful.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • It was growing dark and a wild, stormy rain-wind was blowing when he reached the remote neighborhood described for him by the bondsman's talkative servant.

    Little Lost Sister

  • The freshness of the rain-wind blew against her white face as she went out into the yard, and cooled her dry, burning eyes.

    Anne of the Island

  • The few cotton-ball clouds that lingered about the mountain-tops, sole stragglers of the army that had trooped up from the south at the blast of the rain-wind, turned from pink to white.


  • The trade-wind brings rain; the islands are bits of mountain ranges; the side of the mountain which lies toward the rain-wind gets rain; the lee side gets scarcely any.

    Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands

  • But the trade-wind, which is also the rain-wind, greatly controls the rain-fall; and it is useful for visitors to bear in mind that on the weather side of every one of the Islands -- that side exposed to the wind -- rains are frequent, while on the lee side the rain-fall is much less, and in some places there is scarcely any.

    Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands

  • The rain-wind combination also could lead to power outages should trees fall, snapping lines or loosening utility poles. - News


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