strong breeze

noun

Definition of strong breeze

: wind having a speed of 25 to 31 miles (40 to 50 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort Scale Table

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The stench of rotting corpses hung in the air despite a strong breeze as a dozen soldiers took delivery of another batch of body bags Tuesday and carefully placed them in a hilltop grave. Ben Otto, WSJ, "‘Buried in Mud’: Death Hangs Over Palu After Indonesia Quake, Tsunami," 2 Oct. 2018 Add in a strong breeze, and there’s something of a wind chill after a nice warm day. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Warm and pleasant before some gusty showers late today, then cooler tonight and tomorrow," 28 Apr. 2018 The first quarter or so of Turtles All the Way Down seems to be shaping up into a teen detective yarn, frothy with just enough heavy themes to keep it from wafting away in a strong breeze. Laura Miller, Slate Magazine, "John Green is telling a story, and the story is telling him.," 13 Oct. 2017 The sun casts shadows across the dancers, a strong breeze flutters their costumes, or a car alarm goes off nearby. Marcia Manna, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trolley Dances, a San Diego dance staple for more than 20 years, is back," 27 Sep. 2017 The sun casts shadows across the dancers, a strong breeze flutters their costumes, or a car alarm goes off nearby. Marcia Manna, Pacific San Diego Magazine, "Trolley Dances, a San Diego staple for more than 20 years, is back," 27 Sep. 2017 The veteran Orioles right-hander used a strong breeze in from center field to keep a few deep drives in the ballpark, but otherwise managed plenty of weak contact and kept his pitch count low. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Indians' 18th straight win drops Orioles under .500, keeps them three games behind second wild card," 11 Sep. 2017 However, unexpectedly strong breezes could have then blown these threads back down onto the trees repeatedly, eventually creating a tangled mat. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Millions of Spiders Coat an Australian Town With Silk," 8 June 2016

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circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

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