mistral mistral  /ˈmɪs trəl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a strong north wind that blows in France during the winter

Usage(s):

  1. The Graf Zeppelin bucked the mistral.
  2. This kind of magnificent illogic whips like a mistral all through the novel, blowing both sequence and motivation into a rubble of farcical shocks and grisly surprises.
  3. Authorities blame a rash of fires this year on arson, severe summer drought and the seasonal mistral wind that has whipped flames across dry southern forests.

News

  • France Shows Russia The True Way

    July 1, 2013: Russia recently bought two French Mistral class amphibious ships. Russia has not bought foreign warships for a long time, but this purchase was largely because of an eagerness to acquire Western shipbuilding technology and construction skills.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Strategy Page

Quotes

  1. McNish, who will share the R15-plus with fellow Audi stars Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen, said: "I like the Ricard track. It has fast, flowing sections and a tight and twisty part as well as the legendary long, long Mistral straight. It's a long...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Allan McNish Source: The Sun

  2. "We are in exclusive negotiations for four BPC Mistral," Sarkozy said, standing beside President Dmitry Medvedev, referring to a class of high-tech amphibious assault ship built by France and sought by Moscow.
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Expatica France

  3. "Four sailors will take part in Bali's event, out of them two would participate in Mistral while one each will show their worth in Laser 4.7 and RS: X," the secretary of Pakistan Sailing Federation Mazhar Iqbal said.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Allama Iqbal Source: The News International

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