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  • Ionian sea I rowed my course, for above the plains unharvested, that fringe the coast of Sicily, the boisterous west-wind coursed, piping sweetest music in the sky.

    The Phoenissae

  •     Swells to the warm west-wind, in gales of foison alighting;

    Poems and Fragments

  • There came on them a strong, clear west-wind by ordinance of Zeus and blew from heaven vehemently, that with all speed the ship might finish coursing over the briny water of the sea.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • My good friend the governor had no tendencies in the latter direction, and abundance of them in the former, and was consequently as wholesome and invigorating as the west-wind with a little spice of the north in it, brightening the dreary visages that encountered us as if he had carried a sunbeam in his hand.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • Swells to the warm west-wind, in gales of foison alighting;

    The Poems and Fragments of Catullus

  • There came out the low west-wind singing to itself through the leaves, the drone of a late-carousing honey-bee, the lapping of the water on the shore, the song of the wood-thrush replete with the sweetness of its half-melody; and ever and anon the pensive cry of the whippoorwill fluted across the deepening silence that summoned all these murmurs into hearing.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861

  • He also became very learned in bird-lore, and knew an east-wind from a west-wind by its smell, and he could see the grass growing and hear the insects walking about inside the tree-trunks.

    The Little White Bird; or, Adventures in Kensington gardens

  • The three friends sought the _bield_ of the low wall old Edinburgh boys remember well, and sometimes miss now, as they struggle with the stout west-wind.

    Stories of Childhood

  • "Only the west-wind was allowed to blow," which sent him homewards.

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary

  • Some of the neighbours, meanwhile, seeing him from their windows, wondered what could possess poor Mr. Lindsey to be running about his garden in pursuit of a snow-drift, which the west-wind was driving hither and thither!

    Famous Stories Every Child Should Know

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