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That blast only means that he has been sighted from the signal- station.
Give me leave to set my fist to my mouth and whistle three blasts thereon.
It repeated, over and over again, the following sentence, which, after all, was so like the vague whistle of a blast of air, that Cadmus really did not quite know whether it meant anything or not:
Everyone crowded to the window; another musket shot was heard, and another long shout, mingled wildly with a rising blast of wind.
265-269) And Thaumas wedded Electra the daughter of deep- flowing Ocean, and she bare him swift Iris and the long-haired Harpies, Aello (Storm-swift) and Ocypetes (Swift-flier) who on their swift wings keep pace with the blasts of the winds and the birds; for quick as time they dart along.
The wind had risen with the moon, and it was occasionally sweeping over the plain, in a manner that made it not difficult for the sentinel to imagine strange and unearthly sounds were mingling in the blasts.
Somewhere in the distance, off to the west, there was a prolonged blast from the whistle of a passenger engine.
Just here the blast of a toy tin trumpet came faintly down the green aisles of the forest.
Here and there a fishing boat, with a rag of sail, running madly for shelter before the blast, now and again the white wings of a storm-tossed seabird.
Nature herself Doth aid the Tartar with a deadly blast Following the wild onslaught.
We are now on the sea, at night, without any pilot, in a frail bark; should a blast of wind upset the boat we are lost.
But the family were glad again when they perceived that the latch was lifted by some traveller, whose footsteps had been unheard amid the dreary blast which heralded his approach, and wailed as he was entering, and went moaning away from the door.