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roaring forties A popular maritime name for the prevailing westerly winds which are commonly strong over the oceans in temperate latitudes of the southern hemisphere, particularly between about 40°S and 50°S.

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roaring forties Popular maritime term for the prevailing westerly winds which are commonly strong over the oceans in temperate latitudes of the southern hemisphere, particularly between about 40°S and 50°S.

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