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Aquilo

[ ak-wuh-loh ]
/ ˈæk wəˌloʊ /
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noun

the ancient Roman personification of the north wind.

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  • Chase further states that he has seen Aquilo Torres cut the ears off living Indians for sport.

  • Every head bowed low before his majesty, the ladies bending like frail, magnificent lilies before King Aquilo.

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  • Boreas, Aquilo, and Corus are the destructive winds, and are terrible in appearance.

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