Cold blast

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See under Blast, n., 2.

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She opened the window to inspect, and a cold blast entered the room, drawing a plaintive cry from Miss Catharine Alan, who entered at the same moment by the door.
A cold blast rushed through; I closed it, and returned to my post.
Indeed, the temper of the meeting was now unfavorable to separate conversation; it had become rather debauched and hilarious, and people who scarcely knew each other were making use of Christian names with apparent cordiality, and had reached that kind of gay tolerance and general friendliness which human beings in England only attain after sitting together for three hours or so, and the first cold blast in the air of the street freezes them into isolation once more.
It appeared to my childish fancy, as I ascended to the bedroom where I had been imprisoned, that they brought a cold blast of air into the house which blew away the old familiar feeling like a feather.
Somebody must have been attending it lately, for the fire roared and the warmth of the place was very grateful after the bone-searching cold blasts of mistral outside.
Having been battered by 60mph winds from Storm Clodagh over the weekend, the region is now braced for a cold blast of winter weather which will hold Britain in its icy grip.
But then an unwelcome cold blast of air began to inflate the bag.
This success prompted the building of a number of iron works in the anthracite region, and the reopening of older works that had failed to use anthracite with cold blast.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While the leaves on the trees have yet to turn color, and the cold blast of winter remains a distant memory to some, the change of seasons could yield new economic opportunities for Minnesota's biodiesel industry.
After one of the warmest and sunniest Aprils on record, the West Midlands is set to end the month with a cold blast.
Enjoy the last of the sunshine - there's a cold blast on the way thank goodness .
Walsh reminds residents to take precautions in managing this week s cold blast.