when the wind is in the east, ’tis neither good for man nor beast

when the wind is in the east, ’tis neither good for man nor beast

1600 R. CAWDREY Treasury of Similies 750 The East wind is accounted neither good for man or beast.

1659 J. HOWELL Proverbs (English) 19 When the wind is in the east it is good for neither man nor beast.

1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 41 When the wind’s in the East, It’s neither good for man nor beast... The East-wind with us is commonly very sharp, because it comes off the Continent.

1929 A. WYNNE Room with Iron Shutters xx. ‘When the wind is in the East.. ’Tis neither good for man nor beast.’ Has it ever occurred to you..to relate the incidence of crime to meteorological conditions?

2002 Times 13 Mar. 24 ‘When the wind is from the east, ’tis neither good for man nor beast,’ the old saying goes, meaning that a cold, raw, easterly wind blowing off the Continent will make life miserable.


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