night wind

night wind

[′nīt ‚wind]
(meteorology)
Dry squalls which occur at night in southwest Africa and the Congo; the term is loosely applied to other diurnal local winds such as mountain wind, land breeze, and midnight wind.
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The night wind tells me secrets Of lotus lilies blue; And hour by hour the willows Shake down the chiming dew.
Staley Fleming did not, or he would perhaps not have sprung to his feet as the night wind brought in through the open window the long wailing howl of a distant dog.
We went out of the old orchard where the autumn night wind was beginning to make its weird music in the russet boughs, and shut the little gate behind us.
The moonlight flickering along their spears, played upon their features and made them ghastly; the chilly night wind tossed their tall and hearse-like plumes.
They sat together on low chairs upon the moonlit lawn, in their ears the murmur of the sea; upon their faces, gathering strength with the darkness, the night wind, salt and fragrant with all the sweetness of dying flowers.
The night wind had been rattling the pictures against the wall, and the noise had disturbed him.
The words, "Watch over him, Christie; he needs a woman's care," again echoed in her ears, as if borne on the night wind from the lonely grave in the lonelier cemetery by the distant sea.
In fact, at that moment a second neighing was borne to them on the night wind.
Only two blazing points of yellow-green flame shone occasionally with the reflected light of the equatorial moon that now and again pierced the softly sighing roof rustling in the night wind.
She looked dismally about her narrow little room, with its dull-papered, pictureless walls, its small iron bedstead and empty book- case; and a horrible choke came into her throat as she thought of her own white room at Green Gables, where she would have the pleasant consciousness of a great green still outdoors, of sweet peas growing in the garden, and moonlight falling on the orchard, of the brook below the slope and the spruce boughs tossing in the night wind beyond it, of a vast starry sky, and the light from Diana's window shining out through the gap in the trees.
There was a dull sound of falling water not far off; and the leaves of the old tree stirred gently in the night wind.
Presently the night wind died out, and the quivering little pools in the cup-like hollows of the stones lay still.