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Mistral   Listen
noun
Mistral  n.  A violent and cold northwest wind experienced in the Mediterranean provinces of France, etc.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Mistral" Quotes from Famous Books



... its climate Algiers has become a favourite resort for those seeking to escape the rigours of a European winter. The city is well supplied with water and its sanitary state is good. The mistral of the Riviera is entirely absent from Algiers, but in summer the city occasionally suffers from the sirocco or desert wind. The environs of Algiers are noted for their beauty and healthiness. Of the ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... Mes Rochers stood in a walled garden, which sloped gently to a terrace on the edge of the sea—a place for tea in the afternoons when the mistral was not blowing. Here they settled ...
— The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson • Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez

... agreement for the construction of the works. Even then further delays took place, and it was not till three years later that the work could be commenced. But the engineer's ill fortune still attended him, for one morning while he was superintending his workmen the treacherous mistral began to blow, and he took a chill, from the effects of which he ...
— A Zola Dictionary • J. G. Patterson



Words linked to "Mistral" :   norther, boreas



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