wind that originates in the east and blows west
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- The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
- Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea, (1906), ch. 28.
- Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.
- Sherlock Holmes in His Last Bow, (1917), "His Last Bow," p. 980.
- The east wind is a rain-bearing wind. [...] The east wind is a wind of prosperity, the friend of Naram-Suen.
- He stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
- Tanakh, Isaiah, XXVII. 8.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 872-74.
- The wind's in the east * * * I am always conscious of an uncomfortable sensation now and then when the wind is blowing in the east.
- Charles Dickens, Bleak House, Chapter VI.