East wind

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An east wind is a wind that originates in the east and blows west. This wind is referenced as symbolism in mythology, poetry and literature.


  • The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
  • Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.
  • He stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 872-74.
  • The wind's in the east * * * I am always conscious of an uncomfortable sensation now and then when the wind is blowing in the east.

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