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The German name, dating from the mid-16th century, for the north-east trade wind which blows in the North Atlantic. This was the wind which helped Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492. It was also the name given to one of the big four-masted German trading barques of the early 20th century.

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