Cold blast


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See under Blast, n., 2.

See also: Cold

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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.
Examiner weather expert Paul Stevens said the so-called 'beast from the East' - a cold blast of air - was heading towards Britain from Siberia, and could lead to the worst cold snap since 1987.
The cold blast will see temperatures plunge below zero from Sunday night, with snow expected tomorrow - a day earlier than first thought - and a third snow warning now issued for Wednesday.
The cold blast will see temperatures plunge below zero from Sunday night with snow expected on Monday - a day earlier than first thought - with a third snow warning now issued for Wednesday.
uk SCOTLAND is set to bear the brunt of the "beast from the east" - a cold blast of air from Russia.
But what has caused it and why do some experts believe the freezing cold blast it brings is a result of global warming?