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mountain wind

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind descending a mountain valley at night.
Compare valley wind.
Origin of mountain wind
1600-1610
1600-10
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  • For the fluttering objects were the "week's wash" which had to be brought in before night fell and the mountain wind arose.

  • I am fierceness, and the mountain wind; clean pasture, and wild rest.

  • The rain gave the mountain wind the softness which the pampero lacks.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • The mountain wind was blowing through the room, but he was suffocating.

    At Pinney's Ranch Edward Bellamy
  • Her words went past him in the mountain wind like flying birds.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • It was as if her House of Life had been swept of fallacy by the besom of the mountain wind.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • Don't stop, our mountain wind helps along where the cooking is faulty!

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • I heard now of autumn days with the mountain wind lovely, enjoyable, exquisite past expression.

  • Then he awoke, in pain from his stiffened muscles and chilled by the mountain wind that had begun to blow in through the window.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • The mountain wind was chill, too, for all that the sun had shone throughout the midsummer day.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod

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