in the wind


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in the wind

[‚inthə ′wind]
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In the direction from which the wind is blowing; windward; used particularly in reference to a heading or to the position of an object.
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Suddenly the water let them down with a brutal bang; and, stranded against the side of the wheelhouse, out of breath and bruised, they were left to stagger up in the wind and hold on where they could.
P-, who was not good at catching what was shouted in the wind, would say interrogatively:
All about us the snow was crusted in shallow terraces, with tracings like ripple-marks at the edges, curly waves that were the actual impression of the stinging lash in the wind.