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  • n. Plural form of updraught.


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  • In the summer sun it was actually warmer at three thousand feet than on the surface of the ice cap, but even so the temperature was a few degrees below zero and they all wore fully insulated flight suits as well as helmets, a precaution against turbulence as the helicopter encountered thermal updraughts over exposed land and water along the coastline.

    Crusader Gold

  • Huge birds of prey circled languidly on the updraughts, so far away that their long wings looked mere threads of black against the brilliant sky.

    See Delphi and Die

  • "Yes, but Nicky is so sweet." the high, thin air the Twin Otter aircraft that took them on the last, northern, leg pitched and yawed in the updraughts; from the mountains below.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • The nineteenth-century chimney-born updraughts in houses had created a boom then in footstools, winged chairs and screens; twentieth-century wind tunnels meant gale-ridden city street corners.


  • Exceptional updraughts of air inside a monsoon's giant clouds can send pollution high into the stratosphere

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Nine months ago George Lee began his political journey, not as petrel but soaring eagle, elevated to dizzy heights by a celebrity crazed media and the updraughts of his own lofty rhetoric about changing the world for the children and grand children of the nation.

    Irish Blogs

  • "They're surrounded by mountains, by fires burning towards them from opposite directions, in high winds, updraughts, downdraughts in the kloofs, in thick smoke ... it's confusing if you don't know these fynbos fires," the source said.


  • They think that the exceptional updraughts of air inside the monsoon's giant clouds can bust through and send pollution deep into the stratosphere (

    New Scientist - Online News


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