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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
2. Fluid Matter
3. Fluids in Motion

349. [Air in Motion.] Wind.

   NOUN:WIND, draught, flatus, afflatus, sufflation [rare], insufflation, perflation, inflation, afflation, indraft or indraught, efflation; air; breath, – of air; puff, whiff, whiffet, zephyr, blow, drift; aura; stream, current; undercurrent.
  Æolus or Eolus, Boreas, Euroclydon, Eurus, Notus [rare], Zephyr or Zephyrus, Favonius; cave of Æolus or Eolus; Wabun (east wind), Kabibonokka (north wind), Shawondasee (south wind), Mudjekeewis (west wind) [all four from Hiawatha].
  GUST, blast, breeze, capful of wind, fresh breeze, stiff breeze, keen blast, squall, half a gale, gale.
  TRADE WIND, trades, monsoon.
  STORM, tempest, hurricane, whirlwind, tornado, samiel, cyclone, typhoon, simoom or simoon, harmattan, sirocco, mistral, bise [F.], tramontana [It.], tramontane, levant, levanter; blizzard, barber [Can.], candelia [Sp. Am.], chinook, foehn, khamsin, norther, northeaster, northeast gale, vendaval [Sp.], wuther [dial.], willy-willy [Austral.].
  WINDINESS &c. adj.; ventosity [obs.]; rough -, dirty -, ugly -, wicked -, foul -, stress of- weather; dirty sky, mare’stail, mackerel sky; cloud [See Bubble, Cloud]; thick -, black -, white- squall.
  ANEMOGRAPHY, anemology, anemometry, aërology, aërography, aërodynamics.
  WIND-GAUGE, anemometer, anemoscope, anemograph, anemometrograph; weathercock, weathervane, vane.
  BREATHING, respiration, inspiration, inhalation, expiration, exhalation; blowing, fanning, &c. v.; ventilation; sneezing &c. v.; errhine; sternutation; hiccup or hiccough, eructation, catching of the breath; inspirator, respirator, ejector.
  air pump, lungs, bellows, pulmotor, blowpipe; branchiæ, gills.
  FAN, punkah or punka [India], flabellum, thermantidote, electric fan; ventilabrum [L.].
  VENTILATOR, louver, aërator [rare], transom; airpipe [See Air Pipe]; hygrometer, psychrometer.
   VERB:BLOW, waft; blow -hard, – great guns, – a hurricane &c. n.; storm; wuther [dial.], stream, issue.
  RESPIRE, breathe, inhale, exhale; inspire, expire; puff; whiff, whiffle; gasp, wheeze; snuff, snuffle; sniff, sniffle; sneeze, cough, hiccup or hiccough; belch, eruct [rare].
  FAN, ventilate; inflate, pump, perflate [obs.]; blow up.
  WHISTLE, scream, roar, howl, sing, sing in the shrouds, growl.
   ADJECTIVE:WINDY, airy, æolian or eolian, borean, favonian; ventilative; blowing &c. v.; breezy, gusty, squally.
  STORMY, tempestuous, blustering, cyclonic, typhonic; boisterous (violent) [See Violence].
  ANEMOGRAPHIC, anemological, anemometric or anemometrical, aërologic or aërological, aërographic or aërographical, aërodynamic.
  PULMONIC, pulmonary, pulmonate.
  NASAL, errhine; sternutative, sternutatory.
  FLATULENT, gassy, windy, ventose.
  1. Lull’d by soft zephyrs.—Pope
  2. The storm is up and all is on the hazard.—Julius Cæsar
  3. The winds were wither’d in the stagnant air.—Byron
  4. While mocking winds are piping loud.—Milton
  5. Winged with red lightning and tempestuous rage.—Paradise Lost
  6. The headsail’s low-volleying thunder.—Kipling
  7. That gay companion, the loudly laughing wind.—Dunsany