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Etesian Wind (An)

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Etesia flabra Aquilorium,” says Lucretius (v. 741). A wind which rises annually about the dog-days, and blows forty days together in the same direction. It is a gentle and mild wind. (Greek, ετησιoζ, annual.)

“Deem not, good Porteus, that in this my song

I mean to harrow up thy humble mind,

And stay that voice in London known so long;

For balm and softness, an Etesian wind.”


Peter Pindar: Nil-Admiraro.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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