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 Aus’pices.Austin Friars. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aus’ter.
 
A wind pernicious to flowers and health. In Italy one of the South winds was so called; its modern name is the Sirocco. (Greek, auste’ros, hot, dry). In England it is a damp wind, generally bringing wet weather.   1
       
“Nought but putrid streams and noisome fogs,
For ever hung on drizzly Auster’s beard.”
       
Thomson: Castle of Indolence, ii. 78.
 


 Aus’pices.Austin Friars. 

 
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