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monsoon
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
rainy season in southern Asia when wind blows from the southwest
  • The Nuwara Eliya Tennis Championships had ended and there were monsoons in Colombo.
    p. 37.1
  • And so, while monsoon and heat moved into deserted Colombo homes, it was to Nuwara Eliya that my grandparents and their circle of friends would go.
    p. 40.1
  • The Monsoon Meet in May, the Hakgalle Stakes in February, the Nuwara Eliya Cup in August.
    p. 50.8
  • The building has stood here for over three hundred years, in the palm of monsoons, through seasonal droughts and invasions from other countries.
    p. 67.9
  • MONSOON NOTEBOOK (i
    p. 69.0
  • ...the white liquid for tavern vats.
    Down here the light
    storms through branches
    and boils the street.
    Villagers stand in the shadow and drink
    the fluid from a coned leaf.
    He works fast to reach his quota
    before the maniac monsoon.
    The shape of knife and pot
    do not vary from r8th Century museum prints.
    In the village,
    a woman shuffles rice in a cane mat.
    Grit and husk separate
    are thrown to the sun.
    From his darkness among high flowers
    to this room contained...
    p. 88.5
  • The blind would
    stumble certain of whom they approached
    though you might bathe
    under rain gutters, monsoon.
    Here on the upper thigh
    at this smooth pasture
    neighbour to your hair
    or the crease
     that cuts your back.
    p. 95.8
  • MONSOON NOTEBOOK (ii
    p. 135.0
  • And now, 4o years later, in early May, on the verge of monsoon weather, I have come here to visit my half-sister Susan and her husband Sunil.
    p. 165.5
  • Susan moves up and down halls to the kitchens, organizing meals, reorganizing after the chaos of the first monsoon storm (burned out fuse-boxes, knocked down telephone wires, chicken wires, dismantled gardens).
    p. 167.0
  • MONSOON NOTEBOOK (iii
    p. 190.0
  • During the monsoon, on my last morning, all this Beethoven and rain.
    p. 203.9

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