III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

II. INORGANIC MATTER

2. Fluid matter; fluids in motion

[Air in motion] Wind.

[Nouns]. wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, drift; aura; stream, current, jet stream; undercurrent.

gust, blast, breeze, squall, gale, half a gale, storm, tempest, hurricane, whirlwind, tornado, samiel, cyclone, anticyclone, typhoon; simoon, simoom; harmattan, monsoon, trade wind, sirocco, mistral, bise, tramontane, levanter; capful of wind; fresh breeze, stiff breeze; keen blast; blizzard, barber [Can.], candelia, chinook, foehn, khamsin, norther, vendaval, wuther.

windiness; ventosity; rough weather, dirty weather, ugly weather, stress of weather; dirty sky, mare's tail; thick squall, black squall, white squall.

anemography, aerodynamics; windgauge, weathercock, weathervane; anemometer, anemoscope.

sufflation, insufflation, perflation, inflation, afflation; blowing, fanning; ventilation.

sneezing; errhine; sternutative, sternutatory; sternutation; hiccup, hiccough; catching of the breath.

Eolus, Boreas, Zephyr, cave of Eolus.

air pump, air blower, lungs, bellows, blowpipe, fan, ventilator, punkah; branchiae, gills, flabellum, vertilabrum.

[Verbs] blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane; wuther; stream, issue.

respire, breathe, puff; whif, whiffle; gasp, wheeze; snuff, snuffle; sniff, sniffle; sneeze, cough.

fan, ventilate; inflate, perflate; blow up.

[Adjectives] blowing; windy, flatulent; breezy, gusty, squally; stormy, tempestuous, blustering; boisterous (violent) [more].

pulmonic, pulmonary.

[Phrases] "lull'd by soft zephyrs" [Pope]; "the storm is up and all is on the hazard" [Julius Caesar]; "the winds were wither'd in the stagnant air" [Byron]; "while mocking winds are piping loud" [Milton]; "winged with red lightning and tempestuous rage" [Paradise Lost].

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