Part of speech: adjective

Occupying the extreme north; very cold.

Part of speech: noun

One of a people supposed to dwell beyond the north wind.

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Usage examples "hyperborean":

  1. Your only chance of escaping from semi- suffocation is to secure a seat next to a window, and keep it open, hardening your heart against all the grumbling of your neighbors, who run through a whole gamut of complaints, in the hope of softening or shaming the Hyperborean. - "Border and Bastille", George A. Lawrence.
  2. Rice grows in the valleys, but there is not much cultivation, and the country looks rough, cold, and hyperborean. - "Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan", Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy).
  3. The Hyperborean gods are burning brush, and it spread, and all the hoes in heaven couldn't stop it. - "The Last Harvest", John Burroughs.