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wind sb. (see also BREAK, DOOR)
1. phr. “down the wind,” (to fly) in the direction of the wind, as a hawk was made to do when dismissed Oth. III. iii. 262; “sits in the wind against,” is in opposition to Ant. III. viii. 46 [x. 37]; “on the wind,” speedily and without impediment, as if on the ‘wings of the wind’ Ant, III. vi. 63; cf. Cym. III. iv. 38; “have i' the wind,” get scent of All'sW. III. vi. 123; “keeps the wind,” keep to windward of the game so as to force it into the toils 3H6 III. ii. 14; so “recover the wind of” Ham. III. ii. 369 [362] “why do you go about to recover the wind of me, as if you would drive me into a toil?;—have the wind of,” keep watch upon (as upon the game, when following it down the wind) Tit. IV. ii. 134.
2. used for (i) speech, word Err. I. ii. 53 “Stop in your wind,” Ham. IV. vii. 66 “no wind of blame” ; (ii) sighs (chiefly coupled with “rain”=tears) AYL. III. v. 50, Troil. IV. iv. 54, Mac. I. vii. 25, Lucr. 1790.
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