Then they invited the North Wind
to stay with them, and he came.
THE Sun and the North Wind
disputed which was the more powerful, and agreed that he should be declared victor who could the sooner strip a traveller of his clothes.
Cold and keen the north wind
blows, Silent falls the shroud of snows.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind
blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
Then Jove raised the North wind
against us till it blew a hurricane, so that land and sky were hidden in thick clouds, and night sprang forth out of the heavens.
At the corners of four streets he hands his pasteboard to the North Wind
, footman of the mansion of All Outdoors, so that the inhabitants thereof may make ready.
England was alive, throbbing through all her estuaries, crying for joy through the mouths of all her gulls, and the north wind
, with contrary motion, blew stronger against her rising seas.
One wintry evening, early in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty, a keen north wind
arose as it grew dark, and night came on with black and dismal looks.
The night was wintry; the north wind
drove the snowflakes so sharply against the blinds that the old couple fancied that they heard a gentle rustling.
There was a great north wind
and a huge sea running.
The north wind
had already begun to cool the pond, though it took many weeks of steady blowing to accomplish it, it is so deep.
But in my opinion, the most remarkable of this famous company were two sons of the North Wind
(airy youngsters, and of rather a blustering disposition) who had wings on their shoulders, and, in case of a calm, could puff out their cheeks, and blow almost as fresh a breeze as their father.