capful of wind
Date: 1719 a sudden light breeze

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • capful of wind — capful of wind, Nautical. a light gust of wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • A capful of wind — Capful Cap ful, n.; pl. {Capfuls}. As much as will fill a cap. [1913 Webster] +PJC {A capful of wind} (Naut.), a light puff of wind. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a capful of wind — A slight breeze • • • Main Entry: ↑wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • Capful — Cap ful, n.; pl. {Capfuls}. As much as will fill a cap. [1913 Webster] +PJC {A capful of wind} (Naut.), a light puff of wind. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wind — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Air in motion. < N PARAG:Wind >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 wind wind draught flatus afflatus efflation eluvium Sgm: N 1 air air Sgm: N 1 breath breath breath of air Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • wind — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I v. twist, [en]twine; coil, curl, spiral; bandage, loop; enfold, in fold; wreathe, roll; crank, reel; sinuate, meander, wander. See convulsion, deviation, rotation. n. See wind. II Current of air Nouns… …   English dictionary for students

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  • puff — Synonyms and related words: Aqua Lung, Danish pastry, French pastry, PR, acknowledgment, add to, adulate, advertise, advertisement, advocate, aggrandize, amplify, apotheosize, appreciation, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • whiffet — Synonyms and related words: a nobody, a nothing, breath, breath of air, capful of wind, cipher, common man, dummy, figurehead, flatus, insignificancy, jackstraw, lightweight, little fellow, little guy, man of straw, mediocrity, nebbish, nobody,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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