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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MONSOON

But at last there comes the monsoon and the rains--and then the Resurrection Morning.

The monsoon blew steadily all the way, and the yacht carried her sail.

Himachal has been converted into fairyland by the monsoon rains.

With the change of the monsoon came a lowering of the temperature.

He sailed with the monsoon, but had to steam back against it.

The breaking up of the monsoon is the most unhealthy season of all.

When a trade-wind is turned out of its course, it is regarded as a monsoon.

Is it what they call the mongoose, or monsoon, or something?

There has been a monsoon, and a want of coals, and a burst boiler, and every sort of excuse.

The same afternoon he met the commanding officer of the Monsoon.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "trade wind of the Indian Ocean," from Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monçao, from Arabic mawsim "time of year, appropriate season" (for a voyage, pilgrimage, etc.), from wasama "he marked." When it blows from the southwest (April through October) it brings heavy rain, hence "heavy episode of rainfall during the rainy season" (1747).

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