Cold blast

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See under Blast, n., 2.

See also: Cold

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
A COLD blast of air from the North Atlantic will bring subzero temperatures and wintry showers this week.
The UK had been enjoying mild winter temperatures at the start of the year when a cold blast of Arctic air hit the UK, sweepingdown the country.
The North Pole phenomenon causes Arctic air to suddenly warm up, sending a freezing cold blast south towards the UK.
The North Pole phenomenon causes Arctic air to suddenly warm up and send a freezing cold blast south towards the UK.
In tweets, Trump has said, "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?" He has also stated, "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S.