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black south-easter, noun phrase

Also with initial capitals. Especially in the Western Cape: a violent south-easterly wind, cold and usually accompanied with heavy rain. Also attributive. Cf. Cape Doctor.
1847 A Bengali Notes on Cape of G.H. 13The black South Easters, as they are called, and which blow occasionally in winter, are exceedingly violent and gloomy, and are justly considered unhealthy.
1990 Weekend Argus 10 Feb. 5Pedestrians outside Cape Town Civic Centre struggle to make their way against the black south-easter. At times it became almost impossible for people to walk on the Foreshore.
Especially in the Western Cape: a violent south-easterly wind, cold and usually accompanied with heavy rain. Also attributive.

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