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libeccio

libecchio (lɪˈbɛkɪəʊ)

/ (lɪˈbɛtʃɪəʊ) /
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noun

a strong westerly or southwesterly wind blowing onto the W coast of Corsica

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Word Origin for libeccio

Italian, via Latin, from Greek libs

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Example sentences from the Web for libeccio

  • At night the wild libeccio still rose, with floods of rain and lightning poured upon the waste.

    New Italian sketches|John Addington Symonds
  • When we reached the little quay we found the surf of the libeccio still rolling heavily into the gulf.

    New Italian sketches|John Addington Symonds
  • It thrives only in the warmest exposures, and in the valleys which are sheltered from the Libeccio.

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