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east wind

east wind in the Bible

the wind coming from the east (Job 27:21; Isa. 27:8, etc.). Blight caused by this wind, "thin ears" (Gen. 41:6); the withered "gourd" (Jonah 4: 8). It was the cause and also the emblem of evil (Ezek. 17:10; 19:12; Hos. 13:15). In Palestine this wind blows from a burning desert, and hence is destitute of moisture necessary for vegetation.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • And to think you went and walked about in the mud and the east wind!

    Demos George Gissing
  • It's an east wind, father; aren't you terribly cold without a fire?

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • The east wind is followed by a wind from the west; and every smile will have its equivalent in a tear!

    Dream Life Donald G. Mitchell
  • If player is east wind, he collects 480 from each of the other three players.

    Pung Chow Lew Lysle Harr
  • On the trail the snow lay deep in the hollows, but was swept away wherever the east wind could touch it.

    Ross Grant Tenderfoot John Garland
  • The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • We are drawing near the pleasure-grounds—the great rhododendron belt that shelters the shrubbery from the east wind.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • She shivered at the name, as if the east wind blew upon her.

    A Black Adonis Linn Boyd Porter
  • By noon an east wind had made the temperature still more uncomfortable.

    Miss Billy's Decision Eleanor H. Porter
  • Also seven ears, thin and withered by the east wind, grew up after them.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman

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