One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A breeze blowing towards the sea from the land, especially at night, owing to the relative warmth of the sea.Compare with sea breeze
- ‘During the day, there'd be a cool land breeze blowing in the other direction.’
- ‘There is a word for each wind from the points of our compass, but, for example, they would translate, variously, as ‘south wind, cyclone, cold land breeze.’’
- ‘It was still early enough in the morning for there to be the hint of a land breeze, and on that day there were hordes of dainty white and yellow butterflies everywhere.’
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