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Roaring Forties (The)

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What seamen understand by this term is a zone of strong winds about lat. 40° S., where a strong wind prevails throughout the year, from W.N.W. to E.S.E. There is a similar zone in the northern hemisphere, but the current of the wind is interrupted by the prevalence of land. The tendency, however, is from W.S.W. to E.N.E.

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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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Rivers
Roach
Road
Road or Roadstead
Road-agent
Roads
Roan
Roan Barbary
Roarer
Roaring Boys or Roarers
Roaring Forties (The)
Roaring Game (The)
Roaring Trade
Roast
Roasting One
Rob
Rob Roy [Robert the Red]
Robber
Robbing Peter to pay Paul
Robert
Robert François Damiens

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Roaring Forties