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a natural movement or current of air

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Yet as he pulled out against the gale he could see that even there had once been a seal nursery.
The sails and rigging of the Beaver had been much rent and shattered in the late storm; would she be able to stand the hard gales to be expected in making Columbia River at this season?
Miss Jim Buck',1 outside Beaufort Harbor, with Fort Macon heavin' hot shot at our stern, an' a livin' gale atop of all.
The floe, as you will remember, had been battered and tormented by the autumn gales till it was one frozen earthquake.
that we should take advantage of the strong gale which bore us on, and in place of beating back to Paris, make an attempt to reach the coast of North America.
Very long and very severe were the equinoctial gales that year.
It reefs its sail when a storm threatens or the wind blows pretty hard, and furls it entirely and goes down when a gale blows.
We were coming out of the ice-pack on our way home, with head winds and a week's southerly gale, when we picked up a little craft that had been blown north.
When Daughtry opened it, the ancient one blew in upon him along with a gusty wet splatter of the freshening gale.
It even causes the wind to back up and blow gales from the southwest.
Under his eyelids burned the brazen glories of the tropic seas, or ached the bitter gales of the North Atlantic or far South Pacific; but his memory of them was of mess-room doors stove in, of decks awash and hatches threatened, of undue coal consumption, of long passages, and of fresh paint-work spoiled by unexpected squalls of rain.
It was impossible for anyone to be shy or sober, for such gales of merriment arose they blew the starch out of the stiffest, and made the saddest jolly.
The liquor mounted in the heads of all of us, and the talk of Scotty and the harpooner was upon running the Easting down, gales off the Horn and pamperos off the Plate, lower topsail breezes, southerly busters, North Pacific gales, and of smashed whaleboats in the Arctic ice.
And the winter darkness, when the north gales make their long sweep across the ice-pack, and the air is filled with flying white, and no man may venture forth, is the chosen time for the telling of how Keesh, from the poorest IGLOO in the village, rose to power and place over them all.
618-640) But if desire for uncomfortable sea-faring seize you; when the Pleiades plunge into the misty sea (33) to escape Orion's rude strength, then truly gales of all kinds rage.