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Four winds

Posted by ESC on August 08, 2004

In Reply to: To catch someone's heels posted by test on August 08, 2004

: : 1. What 'to bowl a hoop' means? To play hula hoop or (like)to roll a wheel?

: : 2. Sometimes she wouldn't let the spoon go; and sometimes, just as Bertha had filled it, she waved it away to *the four winds*.
: : What are 'the four winds'? [Bertha's feeding a baby. she = a baby]

: : 3. He made a point of *catching Bertha's heels* with replies of that kind...
: : What 'to catch someone's heels' means? Thank you very much.

: test test!

If you go to Bible Gateway (advanced search) quotes), you'll see that there are several references to "four winds" in the Bible. North, South, East and West winds, I assume.

Jeremiah 49
36 I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of the heavens; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.