from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wind blowing from the sea. See sea-breeze.


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  • The sea-wind moaned at the window-pane, and Solomon bowed his head.

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  • And, through it all, you seem to hear the sea-wind gusting and punching out those hexameter lines: "Wind is lord and change is sovereign of the strand."

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  • The lizards ran in and out of the chinks in the broken stone wall of the garden, as if they were frightened; the frogs bubbled and croaked their loudest; the sea-wind moaned, and the wet trees dripped; and the lightning — body of San Lorenzo, how it lightened!

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  • The sea-wind burst in through the broken window-pane.

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  • And the shrill sea-wind, whose breath idly stirred

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  • The bare hotel room, the pine woodwork and pine furniture, loose windows which rattled in the sea-wind.

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  • Sancha listened, uncomprehending, hugging her slim knees, her thoughts constantly roving away from the words of her grim companion back to a clean-limbed bronze giant whose laughter was gusty and elemental as the sea-wind.

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  • From the mailed shoulders fell the scarlet cloak, blowing in the sea-wind.

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  • The door creaked twice, and I was exiled into the sea-wind, bitterly cold and heavy with harbour stenches and the last few drops of rain.

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  • ` Don't lift your voice to me, you tar-breeched dog! 'he roared in a voice as gusty as the sea-wind, while the sailors gaped dumfounded.

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