chinook wind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chinook wind a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
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Usage

In literature:

For twenty-four hours the Chinook wind blew, and in that twenty-four hours the snow was diminished fully a foot in depth.
"Burning Daylight" by Jack London
We have got all the winds there is and the Chinook besides for a change.
"The Major" by Ralph Connor
But the soft look promises warmer weather, and Bob will get ahead if a Chinook wind begins to blow.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
The Bines fortune disappeared much as a heavy fall of snow melts under the Chinook wind.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Chinook wind in the bushes!
"The Log School-House on the Columbia" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The same chinook winds that wafted Bill Ross and his rose-hued romances into town have winged them, and the memory of them, away.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
The chinook wind droned its spring song, and the bare boughs of the tree beside the cabin waved and creaked the time.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He hadn't realized that this newfound sweetheart of his knew the ways of Chinook winds and snow crusts.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
A chinook swept the hills and held for a week, the hot wind melting and packing the drifts and clearing the more exposed slopes free of snow.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
I had never seen a chinook wind before, of course, but Tom Carr had told me about them.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
Near the Rockies the snowfall is not as heavy as farther east, and the chinook winds have a tempering influence.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
To feel the cool crispness of the heights, tempered by the soft "Chinook" winds?
"Told In The Hills" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Wall, his wife has just faded away like a snowdrift in a Chinook wind, an' there's Sam an' the wee lass left.
"The Warden of the Plains" by John Maclean
What I'd like to see now is a Chinook wind, to take some of this snow away.
"Boy Scouts in Glacier Park" by Walter Prichard Eaton
A warm Chinook wind, blowing from the Pacific, carried the smell of the pines.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
The Chinook, as the "natives" have known it, is a dry wind, clears the sky, and melts and dries up the snow at once.
"Blazing The Way" by Emily Inez Denny
Of the miscellaneous myths which pertain to the forces of nature, one of the best is that accounting for the Chinook wind.
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
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In news:

The meetings were at Lincoln City's Chinook Winds Casino.
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You'll find more information about the Gretchen Wilson concert at the Chinook Winds website.
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