blast (n.)
storm, rage, angry breath
Luc.1335[of Lucrece] Charging the sour-faced groom to hie as fast / As lagging fowls before the northern blast
Luc.869[Lucrece to herself] Unruly blasts wait on the tender spring
Mac I.vii.22[Macbeth alone, of pity] like a naked new-born babe / Striding the blast [i.e. riding on the storm of anger that will follow Duncan's murder]
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