Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of zephyr.

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Examples

  • Winds for a long time have borne bad reputations -- except such anemic collateral as are called zephyrs -- but winds, properly speaking, which are big and strong enough to have rough chins and beards coming, have been looked upon as roustabouts.

    Journeys to Bagdad

  • The "zephyrs" were steady and reliable and in San Pasqual it is an ill wind that doesn't blow somebody a hat.

    The Long Chance

  • Elsewhere, in ancient Greece and Rome, the storm winds belonged to Aeolus, a god who was charged with the entire storehouse of winds, either gentle zephyrs that help the mariner to his destination, or the huge, crashing storms that shipwrecked Aeneas and his men on the Libyan shore.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Elsewhere, in ancient Greece and Rome, the storm winds belonged to Aeolus, a god who was charged with the entire storehouse of winds, either gentle zephyrs that help the mariner to his destination, or the huge, crashing storms that shipwrecked Aeneas and his men on the Libyan shore.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Elsewhere, in ancient Greece and Rome, the storm winds belonged to Aeolus, a god who was charged with the entire storehouse of winds, either gentle zephyrs that help the mariner to his destination, or the huge, crashing storms that shipwrecked Aeneas and his men on the Libyan shore.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Elsewhere, in ancient Greece and Rome, the storm winds belonged to Aeolus, a god who was charged with the entire storehouse of winds, either gentle zephyrs that help the mariner to his destination, or the huge, crashing storms that shipwrecked Aeneas and his men on the Libyan shore.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • There was no gale, no moving zephyrs, nothing but a vast quietude of air.

    CHAPTER XII

  • True, there had been breezes, but they were the gentlest zephyrs that ever blew through summer isles.

    The Sheriff of Kona

  • He has no convictions about anything and he tacks to the political zephyrs Obama defers to any strong, willful establishment leader.

    Michael Brenner: McChrystal: What's Going Down in Washington and Afghanistan?

  • Named after the Greek god of the wind, zephyrs are normally gentle breezes originating over the Pacific Ocean and puffing eastward.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

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