stormwind

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storm +‎ wind

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stormwind (plural stormwinds)

  1. A heavy wind; a wind that brings a storm.
    • 1635, John Swan, Speculum Mundi, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 5, Section 2, p. 177,[1]
      Also know, that it is as possible to see the winde as the aire, their substances being too tenuous to be perceived; unlesse in a storm-winde, whose matter is an exhalation so thick that it darkens the aire:
    • 1839, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion, New York: Samuel Colman, Volume 1, Book 2, Chapter 6, p. 146,[2]
      [] the stormwind smites the wall of the mountain cliff []
    • 1872, Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, London: Macmillan, prefatory poem,[3]
      Without, the frost, the blinding snow,
      The storm-wind’s moody madness—
      Within, the firelight’s ruddy glow,
      And childhood’s nest of gladness.
    • 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012, Chapter 8, p. 155,[4]
      That spell of sea-safety which they set much store by in the Northern Archipelago never saved a man from storm-wind or storm-wave, but, cast by one who knows the local seas and the ways of a boat and the skills of the sailor, it weaves some daily safety about the fisherman.
    • 1998, George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings, New York: Bantam, 1999, p. 447,[5]
      He slashed right and left as the fallen banner was ripped apart, the thousand ragged pieces swirling away like crimson leaves in a stormwind.

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