Mars is the only other planet on which we have identified wind-shaped (Eolian) features.
The leaves seem to tremble and vibrate like the strings of an Eolian harp.
But Hope, in a voice sweet as ‘the wild strains of the Eolian harp,’ whispers in dulcet accents, ‘we may again meet.’
What is the nature of the rocks belonging to the Arial or Eolian group?
When resting, they utter a low, humming noise, which has been compared to the sound of an Eolian harp.
Striking it with still greater violence, I could hear a prolonged musical vibration, that reminded me of an Eolian harp.
Now mark the change—that is a Moorish serenade; is it not like the fitful breathings of an Eolian harp?'
Although water is much more powerful than wind, Eolian processes are important in arid environments.
They form approximately 40 percent of Eolian depositional surfaces.
Other oil reservoirs, however, are presumed to be Eolian in origin and are presently found in humid environments.
c.1600, "of the wind," from Latin Æolus "god of the winds," from Greek Aiolos, from aiolos "quickly moving." Æolian harp first recorded 1791. The ancient district of Aiolis in Asia Minor was said to have been named for the wind god, hence Æolian also refers to one branch of the ancient Greek people.
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Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind. Loess is an eolian deposit.