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wind rose

 (wĭnd)
n.
A meteorological diagram depicting the distribution of wind direction and speed at a location over a period of time.

[Translation of German Windrose, compass card : Wind, wind, air + Rose, rose.]

wind rose

(wɪnd)
n
(Physical Geography) a diagram with radiating lines showing the frequency and strength of winds from each direction affecting a specific place

wind′ rose`

(wɪnd)
n.
a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions.
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Noun1.wind rose - weather map showing the frequency and strength of winds from different directions
weather chart, weather map - (meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region
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And so it was that when the first fair wind rose he embarked upon his cruise, and with him he took as strange and fearsome a crew as ever sailed under a savage master.
As suddenly as the wind rose it died again, and when it died it veered to blow at right angles to its former course in a gentle breeze.
The rain was now falling more steadily, with a low, monotonous susurration, interrupted at long intervals by the sudden slashing of the boughs of the trees as the wind rose and failed.
Toward six o'clock the wind rose and tugged at the tarpaulin and brought the swell higher.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points, three inches long, at once above the surface.
In the evening the wind rose. At midnight I could hear in my bed the terrific gusts and the sounds of a driving deluge.
Though the wind rose and fell as before, its rushing was no longer mingled with those fearful cries.
A blur of soot and smoke, now confusedly tending this way, now that way, now aspiring to the vault of Heaven, now murkily creeping along the earth, as the wind rose and fell, or changed its quarter: a dense formless jumble, with sheets of cross light in it, that showed nothing but masses of darkness:- Coketown in the distance was suggestive of itself, though not a brick of it could be seen.
But, sir, as it grew dark, the wind rose: it blew yesterday evening, not as it blows now--wild and high--but 'with a sullen, moaning sound' far more eerie.
Accordingly, I let myself down into the water, and swam across the channel, which lay between the ship and the sands, and even that with difficulty enough, partly with the weight of the things I had about me, and partly the roughness of the water; for the wind rose very hastily, and before it was quite high water it blew a storm.
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