mistral

[ mis-truh l, mi-strahl ]SEE DEFINITION OF mistral
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The mistral was blowing so that the windows of the car had to be kept closed.

It is the same whether it rains or shines, or whether the mistral blows or not.

It is a volley of pebbles that the Mistral carries with it as a torrent does.

I have thus had the opportunity of making the acquaintance of the Mistral.

In Mistral's youth there can have been little change from the ways of centuries past.

But Mistral's advanced years may excuse it, if excuse is needed.

The mistral and the bise, when they really set to work, are a scourge.

All this, however, I was told, formed but a modified attack of mistral.

Mistral devoted his to the attempt to perpetuate an old language, Provenal.

The Riviera season has been a failure: the mistral blows eternally.

WORD ORIGIN

"cold northerly wind on the Mediterranean coast of France," c.1600, from French, from Provençal mistral, literally "the dominant wind," from mistral (adj.) "dominant," from Latin magistralis "dominant," from magister "master" (see master (n.)).

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