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Monsoon

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Monso'on. n.s. [monson, monçon, Fr.]

Monsoons are shifting trade winds in the East Indian ocean, which blow periodically; some for half a year one way, others but for three months, and then shift and blow for six or three months directly contrary. Harris.

The monsoons and trade winds are constant and periodical even to the thirtieth degree of latitude all around the globe, and seldom transgress or fall short of those bounds. Ray.

Sources: Harris, John (31) · Ray, John (59)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Monsoon." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 13, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19796.


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