gentle wind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gentle wind a slight wind (usually refreshing) "the breeze was cooled by the lake","as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
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Usage

In literature:

A soft wind blew gently from the south-east, and before it the fleecy clouds passed dreamily above the poplar trees.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
Take it gently; Mrs. Van Brunt's isn't very far off; we shall feel the wind less when we turn.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
The road ran through the plain, and then ascended the hills gently, in a winding direction, till it reached the place.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
A gentle wind rippled past across the dun sands and through the gray-green sage.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
The day was mild, cloudy, with a gentle wind.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
It was dark, save for the twinkling stars, and silent, except when the leaves were swayed by the gentle wind.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
The light did not move, and, the wind being gentle, the day broke before the ship had come up to it.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
This seemed safe enough at the time for the wind was blowing gently from the opposite direction.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The wind was gentle, sweet, moist, and cool.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Then she slipped softly out of the rough water into some placid place where the wind fluttered gently down from above.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
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In poetry:

The gentle simmer wind
Was their nursie saft and kind,
And it rockit them, and rockit them,
All in their bowers sae hie.
"Bonnie Ran the Burnie Doon" by Carolina Oliphant
The wind has ta'en the snowflakes,
And gently as it might,
Has spread a shroud o'er one more lost
And hid it from the sight.
"The Match Girl" by John Hartley
Love, turn thy gentle feet away,
How can I be thy lover?
A low wind grieves among the leaves,
And the time of the rose is over.
"The Time Of The Rose Is Over" by Alexander Anderson
Soft a little wind is blowing
O'er the gently rippling waters--
What they whisper, what they murmur,
Who is wise enough to say?
"The Phantom Vessel" by Morris Rosenfeld
Ah, gentle winds and stars of light,
Where is my love to-night?
Ye painted eyes of heaven so bright,--
Saw you my love to-night?
"The Sun Went Down" by Avetik Isahakian
The winds come from the Solway Sands,
They touch thy gentle cheek,
Then bear away to other lands
The thoughts I fain would speak.
"Sweet Jenny" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Gentle winds hoist Saturday ascension.
Mid-section of wind turbine at Mesalands Community College is gently lifted to fit atop the base of the 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine.
Hidden behind a door on South Pine Avenue, Jill Person, the founder of A Gentle Wind , operates her children's recording line producing music and stories on CDs and for downloading.
I loved Shrek to pieces and couldn't begin to imagine a sequel that would top its gentle, goofy charm or its adroit way of winding several demographics around its little finger at once.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Our Pet of the Week is just as gentle as the wind he's named for, meet Zephyr .
The rhythmic spurts of wind were making the leaves rustle in that gentle way that only cottonwoods and maybe aspens can do.
For the most part deer hunters had a productive opening day of firearms season this year, with cool temperatures and zero precipitation combined with gentle winds from the south.
Rolling gently as she ran under trade wind rig.
The answer is blowing in the (very gentle) wind.
The once harsh winter winds transform to gentle breezes.
Gentle Inspiration Point trail winds up through lanes of eucalyptus trees.
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In science:

This is possible if the wind acceleration is gentle in this region, then becomes steeper higher up in the wind.
The magnetic field of the pre-main sequence Herbig Ae star HD 190073
With an average slope of about one tenth of a degree, the wind is also gentle.
Astronomy in Antarctica
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