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- n. wind that blows from west to east
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With the bright noonday the wind rose again, but now it was a soft west wind that scarcely stirred the trees upon the ridge; the room was flooded with sunshine chequered by the dancing of the leaves outside the window, and white clouds drifted across the sky like harp-strings whereon the wind played its gentle music.
We took the northern passage, and with the stout west wind at our back made the run across the Pacific in thirty-seven days of brave sailing.
After crossing the river the road became a mere path and wound upwards towards the plateau, bordered by stones and low walls, rocks and stunted trees, and the west wind blew sweet and warm, heavy-laden with perfume, as though it had gathered all the thyme flowers and wild roses it had found upon its way and was now strewing them again upon the earth.
There, with a strong west wind chopping the waters of the bay, he found the other ships of his squadron anchored and coaling.
Coniston Old Man; up it; down again ” (necessarily!) ” and back to dinner, without so much as warming myself ” not that there was much danger of doing that at the top; for a keen west wind was blowing drifts of cloud by at a great pace, and one was glad of the shelter of the pile of stones, the largest and oldest I ever saw on a mountain top.
First the west wind blew Bothwell onto the coast of Norway, and then events so arranged themselves that Bothwell had to submit to an investigation by the Viceroy of Norway, Erik Rosenkrantz, in Bergen, before being permitted to proceed on his journey.