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1. Greek Mythology The god of the winds.
2. A king of Thessaly and ancestor of the Aeolians.

[Latin, from Greek Aiolos, from aiolos, quick, changeable.]
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(ˈiːələs; iːˈəʊləs)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the god of the winds
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) the founding king of the Aeolians in Thessaly
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the ancient Greek god of the winds.
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[ˈiːələs] nEolo
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Words are wanting to paint the melancholy beauties of the ride to Schenectady, through gloomy forests, where the silvery pine waves in solemn grandeur to the sighings of Eolus, while Boreas threatens in vain their firm-rooted trunks.
{Highlands = the Hudson Highlands, a mountainous region in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, through which the Hudson River passes in a deep and picturesque gorge; Eolus = God of the winds; Boreas = God of the North wind; Seneca = one of the Finger Lakes in central New York State; Grecian king = both the Senecas of antiquity, the rhetorician (54 BC-39 AD) and his son the philosopher/statesman (4 BC-65 AD), were, of course, Romans--in any case, Lake Seneca is named after the Seneca nation of the Iroquois Indians; Park-Place = already in 1816 a fashionable street in lower Manhattan; Chippewa = an American army defeated the British at Chippewa, in Canada near Niagara Falls, on July 5, 1814; Lawrence = Captain James ("Don't give up the ship!") Lawrence (1781-
There is no sense in urging machinery when Eolus himself gives you good knots for nothing.
Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLUB), a wind power developer in the Nordics, announced on Wednesday that members of its election committee are Hans-Goran Stennert, chairman of the board of directors, Eolus Vind AB; Ingvar Svantesson, appointed by Domneans Kraftaktiebolag; Hans Gydell, appointed by Hans-Goran Stennert; and Hans Johansson, appointed by Ake Johansson.
By the agency of steam, our vessels can navigate the seas, without any thanks to those venerable and classical auxiliaries, Boreas, Eolus or the minor family of the Zephyrs--in spite of whose teeth, they can proceed on their voyages.
Our foresayd father Saturne, and Phebus, Eolus and Phebe, these four by name, Whose natures not onely so farre contraryous, But also of malyce eche other to defame, Have longe tyme abused ryght farre out of frame The dew course of all theyr constellacyons, To the great damage of all Yerthly nacyons.
23 May 2013 a[euro]" The asset management unit of German reinsurer Munich Re (ETR:MUV2) said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a portfolio of wind farms in Sweden from local developer Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLU B) for an undisclosed sum.
bow propitious (15) while my pen relates How pour her armies through a thousand gates, As when Eolus (16) heaven's fair face deforms, Enwrapp'd in tempest and a night of storms; Astonish'd ocean feels the wild uproar, The refluent (17) surges beat the sounding shore; Or thick as leaves in Autumn's golden reign, Such, and so many, moves the warrior's train.
At the Hotel Show, bed manufactuer Hypnos, which holds a royal warrant from Queen Elizabeth II, presented a new innovative mattress material called eOlus fibre, which is made from recycled plastic bottles and acts as a substitute for synthetic foam.
While the sincerity of Taylor's tone is open to question, the Water-Poet appears conciliatory as he looks forward to Coryate's eventual return: "Let Eolus and Neptune be combined / With Sea auspicious, and officious winde; / In thy returne with speed to blow thee backe, / That we may laugh, lie downe, and mourne in Sacke" (91).
The term also points to the fact that such poems are created with attention to the arrangement of letters, as in the labor of the proofer and typesetter in "Eolus."