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The meaning and origin of the expression: Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks

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What's the origin of the phrase 'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks'?

From Shakespeare's King Lear, 1605:

KING LEAR:
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
The meaning and origin of the phrase 'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks'Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world!
Crack nature's moulds, an germens spill at once,
That make ingrateful man!

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