from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden cold gale coming from the north.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strong wind blowing from the north.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wind from the north; esp., a strong and cold north wind in Texas and the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To veer or tend toward the north, as the wind; run toward the north.
- n. A strong or cold northerly wind.
- n. A violent cold north wind blowing, mainly in winter, over Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wind that blows from the north
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"I could understand it," continued Captain Miles as if reasoning with himself, "keeping on like this if we were in the Gulf of Mexico now, for it looks like what they call a norther there; but I've never heard of one of those winds being met in the Atlantic."
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All Texans understand the significance of the word "norther" -- a storm or tornado, usually preceded by a hot, stifling atmosphere, with drifting dust, accompanied by sheet or forked lightning and claps of terrific thunder, followed by wind and rain, sometimes hail or sleet, as if the sluices of heaven were drawn open, ending in a continued blast of more regular direction, but chill as though coming direct from the Arctic regions.
"You are getting your first taste of what is known as a norther; but there isn't the slightest danger if we can crawl away from the land, and we shall have no trouble in doing that so long as there is a full head of steam on."
He ought to change places with me, cause I'd rather be a live girl any day than a norther which is what Gale wants to be and that is one reason I am going to keep a dairy as she may find it usful when she gets to be famus like St. Elspeth's sister Ester.
He encountered a "norther" on the coast of Cuba, and the Edwin struck on the Colorado Reef, and all on board perished!
The "norther" lasted two days, the greater part of which time we were lying to, under a close-reefed main-topsail; and when the gale abated, we found ourselves further north than at its commencement, and not far from
In a few hours a regular "norther" had set in, and the ships beat to pieces on the ledge before the end of the day.
On one occasion a "norther" came up, and for several days the seamen could not get back to their ships.
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