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A violent, cold, northeasterly winter wind on the Adriatic Sea.

[Italian dialectal, from Latin Boreās, Boreas; see Boreas.]
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(Physical Geography) (sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
[C19: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin borēas the north wind]


(Anthropology & Ethnology) an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
[from a native Australian language]
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(ˈbɔr ə, ˈboʊr ə)

n., pl. -ras.
(on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.
[1860–65; < Upper Italian, variant of Italian borea boreas]
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Otoo, he told me his name was (pronounced o-to-o ); also, he told me that he was a native of Bora Bora, the most westerly of the Society Group.
I remained ashore to recuperate; and he went on in a cutter to his own island, Bora Bora.
All the people on Bora Bora were Christians; but he was a heathen, the only unbeliever on the island, a gross materialist, who believed that when he died he was dead.
"My people in Bora Bora do not like heathen--they are all Christians; and I do not like Bora Bora Christians," he said one day, when I, with the idea of getting him to spend some of the money that was rightfully his, had been trying to persuade him to make a visit to his own island in one of our schooners--a special voyage which I had hoped to make a record breaker in the matter of prodigal expense.
If Jehovah be from His high place watching every sparrow fall, not least in His kingdom shall be Otoo, the one heathen of Bora Bora.
By all accounts, Bora Bora lives up to this moniker: completely divine in every way.
Accordingly, Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the super-luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, is offering a two-week sale on select 2019 & 2020 Tahiti, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, and South Pacific voyages.
"Bora had commented on Facebook about a particular community following which we took him into custody.
Bora Payment Systems, LLC, a financial technology provider to banks and nonbank financial firms serving the B2B accounts payable sector, announced a strategic collaboration with J.P.
Speaking at the company's 2018 annual review and 2019 plan implementation on Thursday, Bora said that after converting to a publicly-owned enterprise in 2011, Cambodia Post has seen its revenue steadily increase year-on-year.
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