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a strong westerly or southwesterly wind blowing onto the W coast of Corsica
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Italian, via Latin, from Greek libs
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  • When we reached the little quay we found the surf of the libeccio still rolling heavily into the gulf.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • It thrives only in the warmest exposures, and in the valleys which are sheltered from the libeccio.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius

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