- Winds are named for the direction from which they come.
- wind direction is measured relative to true north and is the direction from which it blows; a knot equals 1.151 mph
- winds originate from the uneven reception of radiation by the Earth's surface, higher at the Equator and the heat transfer from there to the poles causes the wind
- What is the color of the wind?
- setting a course and steering your boat when necessary, but letting the wind and waves do most of the work
- winds are generally stronger during the day when the heating of the ground by the Sun causes overturning of the air, the descending currents conserving the angular momentum of high-altitude winds
- As great trees attract the winds, so great fame attracts envy. (Chinese proverb)
- Trim your sails according to the winds. (Chinese proverb)
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