The north wind brings forth rain: so does a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
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George Leo Haydock
Rain; (Symmachus; Protestants) or marginal note, "bringeth forth rain. "(Haydock)
But St. Jerome, who live din the country, knew that this wind was rather dry; and therefore he has abandoned the Septuagint, raiseth the clouds "Job xxxvii. 9., Joel ii. 20., and Ecclesiasticus xviii. 23. The countries north of Palestine were not calculated to produce vapours and rain, which came rather from the south. (Calmet)
Tongue. If the hearers would show their displeasure, detractors would soon be reduced to silence. (St. Jerome, ad. Rust.) (St. Bernard)