tramontana

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Noun1.Tramontana - a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterraneantramontana - a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
boreas, north wind, norther, northerly - a wind that blows from the north
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Owing, however, to the Tramontana rising a little, and the sea growing somewhat rough, it was impossible for us to keep a straight course for Majorca, and we were compelled to coast in the direction of Oran, not without great uneasiness on our part lest we should be observed from the town of Shershel, which lies on that coast, not more than sixty miles from Algiers.
ha puesto toda su magia evocadora y sugestiva en la manera de tratar aquellos saucedales de un verde tierno y jugoso y aquellos remansos que, en las horas tramontanas, se tinen de oro, como si debajo del agua llamease un tesoro fabuloso (Castillo).