boreas

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Boreas (Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind "Boreas was pictured as bearded and powerful and winged and draped against the cold"
    • n boreas a wind that blows from the north
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boreas The north wind; -- usually a personification.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Boreas In Greek myth, the god of the north wind.
    • n Boreas The north wind personified; a cold, northerly wind.
    • n Boreas A genus of curious mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidæ, composed of wingless species which look like small wingless grasshoppers. They are often found on snow in the winter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boreas bō′re-as the north wind
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. boreas, Gr. ,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. and Gr.

Usage

In literature:

There was an altar erected at Athens in honour of Boreas, in commemoration of his having destroyed the Persian fleet sent to attack the Greeks.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Here old Boreas came down upon this devoted company of doughboys.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Flat Boreas, dubiusque Notus, flat frigidus Eurus, Felices Zephyri nil ubi juris habent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 69, February 22, 1851" by Various
The `Boreas' was paid off in 1787.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
And I, you do not recognize me; I, my son, am Borea, the mother of all the winds.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
The `Boreas' was paid off in 1787.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cease, rude Boreas, blust'ring railer!
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
But, this was nothing to what came later, old Boreas then putting a fresh hand to his bellows.
"Crown and Anchor" by John Conroy Hutcheson
These Salome plucked constantly, and, filling her cheeks with wind, would blow like Boreas, until her face was purple.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
And Boreas now Departure urg'd.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
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In poetry:

Parevan membra di bimbi malati
Usciti da mefitici ospedali;
Borea scopava coi buffi gelati
Le foglie nei viali;
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
The verdant leaves that play'd on high,
And wanton'd on the western breeze,
Now trod in dust neglected lie,
As Boreas strips the bending trees.
"Autumn" by Samuel Johnson
Nor, Valgius, on the Armenian shores
Do the chain'd waters always freeze;
Not always furious Boreas roars,
Or bends with violent force the trees.
"Horace: Book II. Ode 9" by Samuel Johnson
The Earth, a leper foul with scars and sores,
Lay naked in most hideous plight,
When Boreas flung down his ermined robe
And hid from men the sick'ning sight!
"Quatrains" by James Edwin Campbell
Thyrsis.
"Here is a hearth, and resinous logs, here fire
Unstinted, and doors black with ceaseless smoke.
Here heed we Boreas' icy breath as much
As the wolf heeds the number of the flock,
Or furious rivers their restraining banks."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil
Wild seas of tossing, writhing waves,
A wreck half-sinking in the tortuous gloom;
One man clings desperately, while Boreas raves,
And helps to blot the rays of moon and star,
Then comes a sudden flash of light, which gleams on shores afar.
"Impressions" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

In news:

The rig, which is of similar design as Safe Boreas presently in construction at JSPL, will be built to comply with Norwegian regulations.
Andrew Cuomo navigates a canoe into the waters at Boreas Pond Sunday with New York Times reporter Tom Kaplan.
The put-in is at Boreas Dam, which creates the impoundment used in the 19th century to send timber downriver to the Hudson and on to Finch, Pruyn and Co. Paper mills in Glens Falls.
On January 9, 2012 Boreas filled Studio 2A with their gorgeous, harmony-filled baroque pop.
Use common sense when classifying Boreas Ponds.
The Boreas Pass trail follows an old railroad grade.
Gov Andrew Cuomo visited Boreas Ponds on Sunday to promote tourism in the Adirondack Park and to celebrate the state's plan to acquire 69,000 acres here over the next five years.
Dave Gibson's letter on Boreas Pond is pure bull.
Boreas, the TAMMIES Up-and-Coming Artists of the Year, begin work on their 'Opus One'.
Boreas plays pop music, but with a secretly subversive twist.
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