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trade winds
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  • The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
  • Making so long a passage through such unfrequented waters, descrying no ships, and ere long, sideways impelled by unvarying trade winds, over waves monotonously mild; all these seemed the strange calm things preluding some riotous and desperate scene.
  • These warm Trade Winds, at least, that in the clear heavens blow straight on, in strong and steadfast, vigorous mildness; and veer not from their mark, however the baser currents of the sea may turn and tack, and mightiest Mississippies of the land swift and swerve about, uncertain where to go at last.

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  • The trade winds blow predominantly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • But the moment she saw it, my mother decided she didn’t like Curacao and she often complained about the smell of gas and oil whenever the trade winds died down.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay

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