north wind

Definitions

  • The north wind doth blow
    The north wind doth blow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n north wind a wind that blows from the north
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Usage

In literature:

We got into 65 degrees north, then the wind changed.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
The trees, thickly planted all round Umberleigh, drooped with the white weight; and a keen North wind groaned among the branches.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Between these two belts blow the north-east and south-east trade-winds, meeting at the equatorial belt.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
On to the north, steadily north with a good wind, as fast as steam and sail can take us through unknown regions.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Our course was north, with the wind E.N.E.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
And the wind had slewed round from south-west to west, with a flirting to north.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
How do we do when it rains, or when the North Wind doth blow?
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
The cold north-west wind had begun to blow, and it chilled the wanderer to his very bones.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
WE may however easily conceive that a constant North East Wind must be accompanied with fair Weather.
"The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years' Experience" by John Claridge
The wind came pretty fresh from the north-west, and I think the raft made five, if not six miles an hour with its help.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

They wiped out all that they could find
Of beauty and strength and worth,
But they could not wipe out the Viking's Wind
That brings the ships from the North.
"The Pirates in England" by Rudyard Kipling
The slain lie stark on bented mounds:
Winds are calling in rain and mist.
There’s blood and smoke and wide red wounds,
And black boats make to north and east.
"Northumbria - A Dirge" by Thomas Runciman
When the north wind, riding o'er the uplands,
Shouted to the red leaves: "I am Death!"
Was it fear that sent them all a-flying,
Sighing, flying o'er the withered heath?
"Quatrains" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
The earth is Thine — when days are dim,
And leafless stands the stately tree;
When from the north the fierce winds blow
When falleth fast the mantling snow;
The earth pertaineth still to Thee.
"Religious Reflections On Winter: The Creator To Be Praised For All Things" by Mary Botham Howitt
That prophecy ye heard aright!
Your lips with terror pale to white,
For every north wind's breath ye feel
Now seems your certain doom to seal,
And every midnight sound ye hear
Palsies your coward souls with fear!
"Old John Brown" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Out of the west a voice—a shudder of horror and pity;
Quivers along the pulses of all the winds that blow;—
Woe for the fallen queen, for the proud and beautiful city.
Out of the North a cry—lamentation and mourning and woe.
"The Burning of Chicago" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Winds will then be the big story as low pressure passes by to our north.
North wind around 5 mph.
40s Wind: North 3-5 mph.
When Real Salt Lake beat Colorado last week, gusting winds from the North forced the wind chill to dip well into the 20s at Rio Tinto Stadium.
North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
North wind 5 to 10 mph.
North Carolina Waters Chosen for Offshore Wind Farms.
New wind-whipped wildfire threatens historic mission in north-central Washington.
North wind 8 to 10 mph.
North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
The University of North Texas Wind Symphony will present one of the few American live performances of Sergei Prokofiev's Ode to the End of War at 7:30 pm today in the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
Living on the north side of the coverage area for the newspaper, I missed the damaging winds from the big storm that hit Belmont County.
Norman North's Preston Couch was probably the most decorated punter in the state after his performances over the summer in a couple of camps, but he might not wind up being the best punter on his own team.
In this Aug 8, 2012 photo, a library copy of the American classic novel "Gone With The Wind" sits on a table inside the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyang , North Korea.
Wind turbines grace the North Dakota prairie.
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In science:

The 16 curves show equally spaced wind directions, centered on the sonic anemometer, starting at north (top) and increasing clockwise.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Figure 5 shows the wind power spectra, normalised with the typical undisturbed wind spectrum, for 16 equally spaced wind directions, starting at the north and stepping through the east.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Bland-Hawthorn & Cohen (2003) also argue that the North Polar Spur, a thermal X-ray/radio loop that extends from the Galactic plane to b = +80◦ (e.g., Sofue 2000), can naturally be explained as an open-ended bipolar wind, when viewed in pro jection in the near field.
Galactic Winds: Near and Far
In order to quantify the trends in the data, particularly in the behaviour of the temperature and density with increasing distance along the wind, we perform weighted least-squares fits to the data for north and south separately.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
Results of the linear regression applied separately to the data from both north and south winds as described in the text. z is the distance along the minor axis.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
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