Lips

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Lips

The ancient Greek name for the southwest wind, which is the sea breeze in Athens.

On the Tower of the Winds it is represented by a bare-legged young man carrying a piece of a trireme. This may indicate either that the wind favored home-coming ships or that, when stormy, it caused wrecks. Today the name is applied to any hot wind, usually the sirocco.

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