from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of sirocco.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of sirocco.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of sirocco.


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  • SANCHEZ: The Volkswagen Iroc, as in middle of the word scirocco, is a two-door sportster as well.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2006

  • "THE ENGLISHMAN IN ITALY" is a vivid picture of Italian peasant-life on the plain of Sorrento: the occasion being an outbreak of the well-known hot wind -- the "scirocco" -- which, in this case, has brought with it a storm of rain.

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • The weather has shown some signs of improvement and tempted me, despite the persistent "scirocco" mood, to a few excursions into the neighbourhood.

    Old Calabria

  • He concludes with a brief allusion to the political scirocco which is blackening the English sky, and will not vanish so quickly as this has done; and thus hints at a reason, if the reader desires one, for his temporary rustication in a foreign land.

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • Every once in a while, a hot wind rustled the vines, a reminder of the legendary scirocco that blew into Sicily from the Sahara, bringing with it swirls of dust and sand.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • Generally speaking, such locations are not going to experience foen / scirocco / chinook / santa ana conditions.

    Responses from Parker « Climate Audit

  • A few days ago, I was sleeping in Venice with afternoons in the 80s, a dry desert scirocco moving wind chimes.


  • This has given rise the malignant combination of intense scirocco winds out on the Adriatic and, in Venice, blustery bora winds from the northeast.


  • The wind might change at any moment, since the scirocco was only accidental; and at the first wave from seaward bump would go the poor ship, and there would [might] be an end of our voyage.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • My window is open, and a scirocco-like wind occasionally billows against the sheer curtains.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: July 2005 Archives


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