Sentence Examples with the word wind

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life, as from that dry and parching wind of the African deserts called the simoom, which fills the mouth and nose and ears and eyes with dust till you are suffocated, for fear that I should get some of his good done to me--some of its virus mingled with my blood.

I'll hold the musket boldly while I think.--I come to report a fair wind to him.

The alteration of the fork due to heat is scarcely perceptible, but wind instruments, and particularly the organ, rise almost proportionately to the increase in temperature of the surrounding air, because sound travels at an enhanced rate as the temperature rises.

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A gust of wind whipped at her full skirt and tossed her long blond curls into the air.

There was not a breath of wind to stir the young leaves on the trees.

A cold gust of wind asked why she was standing out here alone.

He beat the air mercilessly with his wings, rising high above the city and coasting on cold wind currents until he reached the ocean.

It put to sea, and by hugging the wind gained the weather gage of the French adventurer.

With the living shadow staring at her, the winter wind sucking the air from her lungs, and the prescriptions clenched in her hand, she'd never felt less a part of her world.

The nature of the soil appears, however, to be of secondary importance, provided that it is able to hold moisture and that climatic conditions of high and even temperature with considerable rainfall and absence of wind are satisfied.