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 Definition The movement of air produced by a change in heat on the earth's surface. [d] [e]
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"one of the three primary elemental forces of the world"? You mean, maybe, for ancient Greeks? That's kind of outdated there, dontcha think? --Larry Sanger 14:10, 8 October 2007 (CDT)

Ha, yeah. --Robert W King 14:19, 8 October 2007 (CDT)
Don't forget that They Call the Wind Mariah! Hayford Peirce 15:21, 8 October 2007 (CDT)
I don't get it? --Robert W King 15:32, 8 October 2007 (CDT)
That's the name of a famous song from a Broadway show called Paint Your Wagon -- the Kingston Trio later sang it in their From the Hungry i album and made it famous a second time. Lotsa folkies sang it during the 60s -- depending on who's doing it, it's a wonderful song. In fact, I just this moment ordered a 2 CD called Bud and Travis, Santa Monica Concert recorded in the early '60s in which they sing it.
Way out here, they have a name for wind and rain and fire,
The rain is Tess, the fire's Jo, and they call the wind Mariah....
Hayford Peirce 15:39, 8 October 2007 (CDT)
For the "Wind in Myth and Art" section or whatever: (1) William Butler Yeats in places speaks of the "sidhe", which, in Gaelic, means, among other things, wind; and he, somewhere, speaks of the muse as a wind blowing through him. (Place to start maybe: his volume, The Wind Among the Reeds; (2) Of course, some ancient myths have Goddesses impregnated by the wind (uh, would have to check who exactly).Jeffrey Scott Bernstein 15:44, 8 October 2007 (CDT)
Also, mention should be made of famous winds such as the Sirocco, the Mistrale, the Santa Ana, which can drive men mad when blowing for too long. Or can, at least, burn down their houses.... Hayford Peirce 16:44, 8 October 2007 (CDT)

"it seemingly comes from nowhere and is recognized."

I don't understand what the above means. The first part, yes, but not the recognition part. "Recognized" as *what*? Or "the Chair recognizes the gentleman from Utah...." Or something else entirely?Hayford Peirce 16:01, 10 October 2007 (CDT)