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

  • n. A wind having a speed ranging from 25 to 31 miles (39 to 50 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale


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  • The distant baaing of lambs as they roamed the higher slopes beckoned him, as did the late afternoon sunshine and the strong breeze gusting through the giant copper beech, a sound that always reminded him of breakers pounding the shore.


  • But a powerful juniper-acrid scent seemed to gather in the air and a strong breeze sent it drifting into the human gathering place.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • A strong breeze whisked into the kitchen, blowing the book-fair flyer off the table and onto the floor next to her.

    Red Hats


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