strong gale


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strong gale

n.
A wind having a speed ranging from 41 to 47 knots (47 to 54 miles per hour; 76 to 87 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.

strong gale

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a strong wind of force nine on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 47–54 mph: capable of causing minor structural damage to buildings
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Noun1.strong gale - wind moving 47-54 knots; 9 on the Beaufort scale
gale - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
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We had a strong gale for a considerable time, and eventually dropped Hooja's fleet so far astern that we could no longer discern them.
We had not sailed above three days, when a great storm arising, we were driven five days to the north-north-east, and then to the east: after which we had fair weather, but still with a pretty strong gale from the west.
that we should take advantage of the strong gale which bore us on, and in place of beating back to Paris, make an attempt to reach the coast of North America.
They told us they expected to have seen the Bahama Islands, but were then driven away again to the south-east, by a strong gale of wind at NNW.
Ladbrokes go: 4-1 Dr Leunt, 9-2 Mr Strong Gale, Super Tactics, 5 Even Flow, 7 King Lucifier, 8 bar.
Dr Leunt kept him company but favourite Stormy Passage made his effort at the top of the hill, followed by Simply Dashing and Mr Strong Gale.
Mr Strong Gale has won both his starts this season with something to spare and can complete the hat-trick in the Jacky Upton Handicap Chase at Newbury.
And at Sandown Timmy Murphy scored on Laredo, Court Melody and Mr Strong Gale.
Strong Gale mares were also to the fore through Menorah (winner of the International Hurdle) and Woolcombe Folly (winner of the Jenny Mould Memorial Chase).
A big danger to The Toiseach must be the Paul Nicholls-trained Mr Strong Gale.
Adam, who sold his salmon smoking business two years ago and invested his money in 10 Strong Gale store horses, hopes to take Monnaie Forte to the Cheltenham Festival.
By STEPHEN WHITE A STRONG gale really put the wind up passengers as their plane was forced to land SIDEWAYS.