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  • n. wind that blows from west to east


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  • We now only had to get there as quickly as possible, and the west wind helped us splendidly; one stiff breeze succeeded another, without our having any excessive weather.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • I went there once with my father, a day's sail up the river on the west wind.


  • Then I reminded the Monkey Man that he'd have 7 miles of riding home, face into the west wind.

    Navel ad Nauseum

  • They had fought hard and long, loose feathers strewed the sand and drifted in the hot puffs of the west wind.


  • It was of streets like Keppel Street that they would have dreamed, with the Stag Light winking to port, and the west wind blowing strong astern.

    The Altar Steps

  • But there was another lover than the west wind waiting for this most lovable of mortals.

    Writer's Recollections

  • Japan is visited by the north and the west wind, the atmospheric pressure being lower on the Pacific Ocean than on the continent.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Page him to let the snow-child stay and enjoy herself in the cold west wind.

    The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle

  • But their lips had met in a long kiss, and then in another, and plans and resolutions were streaming away from Louis like autumn leaves in the west wind.

    The Refugees

  • And at last there was such a pressure of air that the doors in the other end of the stable also burst open; and now the west wind rushed triumphantly right through the building, swinging the lantern that hung from the roof, whisking the ostler's cap out into the darkness, blowing the rugs over the horses 'heads, and sweeping a white hen off the roost into the watering-trough.

    Norse Tales and Sketches


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