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Cardinal winds

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cardinal winds See under Cardinal a.
    • Cardinal winds winds which blow from the cardinal points due north, south, east, or west.
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Usage

In literature:

Where had he seen any other cardinal with a crest so high it waved in the wind?
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
It was hammered out for her by four dwarfs, the four winds from the cardinal points, and Odin seeks to get it from her.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
Universally the spirits of the cardinal points were imagined to be in the winds that blew from them.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
On the sides of the hill, facing the four cardinal points, were niches or centry-boxes, all entered from the winding path.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
To golf unhappily he did not take, and golf is a cardinal virtue in the city of the winds.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Greek cross representing winds from cardinal points.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
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In poetry:

Wooing the wind's wild caresses,
Courting the sun's fierce flame--
Wantons in cardinal dresses
Flaunting their scarlet shame.
"Flower-Fancies" by Leigh Gordon Giltner

In news:

If Peyton does wind up with the # Cardinals, I'm sure Charles Barkley can recommend some great courses to lose golf balls at.
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