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From archaic French siroc.


siroc (plural sirocs)

  1. Sirocco.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein:
      I listened to every blast of wind as if it were a dull ugly siroc on its way to consume me.
    • 1809, Lord Byron, "Stanzas Composed During a Thunderstorm":
      Full swiftly blew the swift Siroc,
      When last I press'd thy lip;
      And long ere now, with foaming shock
      Impell'd thy gallant ship.
    • 1876, Emerson, "The Test":
      These the siroc could not melt,
      Fire their fiercer flaming felt,
      And the meaning was more white
      Than July's meridian light.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert Southey to this entry?)