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Some articles on winds:

Wind - On Other Planets
... Strong 300 kilometers per hour (190 mph) winds at Venus's cloud tops circle the planet every four to five earth days ... to sunlight after their winter, the frozen CO2 sublimes, creating significant winds that sweep off the poles as fast as 400 kilometers per hour (250 mph), which subsequently ... Other Martian winds have resulted in cleaning events and dust devils ...

More definitions of "wind up":

  • (verb): Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem.
    Synonyms: wind
  • (verb): Give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching.

Famous quotes containing the word wind:

    Sombre and rich, the skies;
    Great glooms, and starry plains.
    Gently the night wind sighs;
    Else a vast silence reigns.
    Lionel Pigot Johnson (1867–1902)

    Oh, never this whelming east wind swells
    But it seems like the sea’s return
    To the ancient lands where it left the shells
    Before the age of the fern....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)