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trade wind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trade wind steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator "they rode the trade winds going west"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trade wind a wind in the torrid zone, and often a little beyond at, which blows from the same quarter throughout the year, except when affected by local causes; -- so called because of its usefulness to navigators, and hence to trade.
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Usage

In literature:

The trade wind was then blowing steadily but moderately, and the weather was, as usual, fine and clear.
"A Pirate of the Caribbees" by Harry Collingwood
But the trade-wind freshened, and his strength was not equal to the task set for it.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
The trade-wind of his genius did not blow constantly from one direction.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The trade-winds blow almost constantly in his favour.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
The trade-winds have entirely left us.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The trade-winds have succeeded the tempests, so that I can spend most of my time on deck.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Albuquerque hesitated, when a change in the trade-winds occurred which put an end to his irresolution.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
White globes of cloud showed here and there, and Denman knew them for the unmistakable sign of the trade winds.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
We had diverged from them in the night; but, with a brisk trade-wind, we regained the sight of them in an hour.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
Here, at last, was the firm trade wind, and the satisfaction of steady and methodical progress.
"Washington Irving" by Henry W. Boynton
A space between the westerly winds of higher latitudes and the trade-winds, notorious for tedious calms.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
N., and caught the trade-wind on the starboard quarter.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
We sleep on the high ground, and the trade-wind keeps us well.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
The trade-wind swept across that part of the island with great force.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
We had a very favorable voyage, and sailing in the trade winds in the Southern hemisphere was to me the very acme of bliss.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Trade winds and storms were also more violent.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
For they were still in the trade winds where it is generally good weather.
"The Sandman: His Sea Stories" by William J. Hopkins
Ever strong and fresh, out of the northeast, came the mighty trade-wind.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
People talk about the Alps, but the clouds of the trade wind are alone for sublimity.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The trade wind sweeps over the low peninsula and cleanses it from the contagion of the swamp.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Fast by this trade of wind and wit
I mean to hold till life be done,
And every year I stay in it
Finds, and shall find me, tugging on.
"The Good Conceit" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
“Many long days Winstanley’s breast
Shall feel a weight within,
For a waft of wind he shall be ’feared
And trading count but sin.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
BLOW, LONG TRADE WINDS of American speech,
Over this land where we can rise, unfurl
Our new and untried sails, and drive with you
Westward forever to eternity—
"Proem to American Song" by Paul Engle
The sea, which seems to stop the traveller,
Is by a ship the speedier passage made.
The windes, who think they rule the mariner,
Are rul'd by him, and taught to serve his trade.
"Providence" by George Herbert
Oh, hear the good Trade wind a-singing aloud,
A homeward bound shanty in sheet and in shroud,
Oh, hear how he whistles in the halliard and stay,
“The girls have got hold of the tow-rope to-day!”
"The Tow-Rope Girls" by Cicely Fox Smith
She's ringed with surf and coral, she's crowned with sun and palm;
She has the old-world leisure, the regal tropic calm;
The trade winds fan her forehead; in everlasting June
She reigns from deep verandas above her blue lagoon.
"White Nassau" by Bliss William Carman

In news:

40pm Wednesday night when the southeasterly trade winds kicked in at Teahupoo.
Trade-wind frolic and full-moon revelry mark the Jeanneau America rendezvous in the BVI .
Enlarge Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesBrandon Marshall trade winds are blowing late into the night.
Rain or not, the remnants of Hurricane Dennis continued to menace the United States Open players who, unlike top-seeded Martina Hingis, had trouble recalibrating the tools of their trade inside a virtual wind tunnel yesterday.
Like the cattle egret's natural migration, the glossy ibis probably made its way to this side of the Atlantic from Western Africa via the trade winds or possibly caught up in hurricane winds.
With a view of the beach at Ala Moana, trade winds that breeze through open windows and a menu that's packed with fresh food, Longhi's offers some of the best eating in town.
Corn are falling off a cliff and trade is turning sideways as harvest winds down.
RenewableUK, the trade associate for wind and tidal power, has initiated an agency hunt to amplify its voice in the national debate about energy policy.
Westerly Winds of trade changes.
The Canaries are located in the trade winds, near the mouth of the Mediterranean, so there's a variety of microclimates.
Following a trade wind crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, they have spent the past four years wandering through the Caribbean.
It is protected by a 10,000-foot mountain (Haleakala) from hurricanes and strong trade winds.
Rolling gently as she ran under trade wind rig.
Favorable trade winds mean Hawaii's weather is great year-round, but visit between April and November for warmer, drier conditions.
In 2006 Shalit created Fair Winds Trading from the money she'd earned producing the Vagina Monologues and V-Day, a movement founded to fight violence against women.
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In science:

The orbit method allows to compute integrals over the fundamental domain F by trading the sum over the winding modes in the T 2 partition function (2.22) for an unfolding of F.
Gauge Threshold Corrections for N = 2 Heterotic Local Models with Flux, and Mock Modular Forms
When coming back, the air is deflected toward the west by the Coriolis force, generating easterlies at the tropical latitudes which are known as the Trade Winds.
Coriolis force in Geophysics: an elementary introduction and examples
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