brave west winds

brave west winds

[¦brāv ¦west ′winz]
(meteorology)
A nautical term for the strong and rather persistent westerly winds over the oceans in temperate latitudes, between 40° and 50°S.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The tide flowed and ebbed; the sun rose and set; regularly each afternoon the brave west wind came romping in through the Golden Gate, darkening the water, cresting tiny wavelets, making the sailboats fly.