tramontana

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tramontana a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tramontana (Meteor) A dry, cold, violent, northerly wind of the Adriatic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tramontana The north wind: commonly so called in the Mediterranean. The name is also given to a peculiar cold and blighting wind, very hurtful in the Archipelago.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tramontana the north wind
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. See Tramontane
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, beyond, mons, montis, a mountain.

Usage

In literature:

Such Tramontanae, and foreigners to the fashion, or anything in practice!
"The Old Bachelor" by William Congreve
The tramontana visited it then as now, fever, too, and sudden death.
"Imperial Purple" by Edgar Saltus
The sea was foaming under the tramontana, and its foam took colour from the declining sun.
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
But we have had and are having some cold, some tramontana, and I have kept house ever since.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Stepping warily over the crazy floors of these vast rooms, one does not envy Taglioni when the Tramontana blew.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
At Perugia, last spring, through weeks of tramontana, how one yearned for the sight of yellow English primroses!
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
Such Tramontanae, and foreigners to the fashion, or anything in practice!
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Tramontana and sirocco alternate, and each is more unendurable than the other.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The Tramontana was still blowing.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Hurrah for the Tramontana!
"Our Own Set" by Ossip Schubin
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In news:

Baldwinsville Family Medical Care, an affiliate of St Joseph's Hospital Health Center announced the addition of Dr Timothy Tramontana to the practice.
Prior to joining Baldwinsville Family Medical Care, Tramontana worked as a primary care physician at Glades Medical Group in Boca Raton, Fla.
Touched By The Tramontana .
Tramontana R Rolling Front.
SMC appoints tramontana product manager Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Diane Tramontana product manager, VOC compliance.
School business administrator Joseph Tramontana was placed on paid administrative leave today, Superintendent James Parla said at tonight's school board meeting.
Her husband, Joe Tramontana, was placed on administrative leave from his job as the business administrator for the Board of Education.
Baldwinsville Family Medical Care , an affiliate of St Joseph's Hospital Health Center announced the addition of Dr Timothy Tramontana to the practice.
Prior to joining Baldwinsville Family Medical Care , Tramontana worked as a primary care physician at Glades Medical Group in Boca Raton, Fla.
School business administrator Joseph Tramontana has been placed on administrative leave.
Touched By The Tramontana.
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