levanter

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levanter ‎(plural levanters)

  1. An Easterly wind that blows from the Mediterranean, through the straits of Gibraltar to the Atlantic.
  2. One who levants, or absconds to avoid paying a debt.

Compare French faire voile en Levant ‎(to sail eastward), figuratively: to flee eastward, literally: set the sail with the Wikipedia-logo.png Levant (wind) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Levant (wind), an easterly wind that blows in the western Mediterranean Sea and southern France.

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