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  • I dressed fully, in all my heavy storm-gear, from sea-boots and sou'-wester to sheepskin under my oilskin coat.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • And at the same time, on my inner sight, was grotesquely limned a picture of a brain pulsing savagely against the veneer of skin that covered that cleft of skull beneath the dripping sou'-wester.

    CHAPTER XXXIX

  • He had taken off his dripping sou'-wester and was bowing ceremoniously towards me.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • Davies was just beginning, in his summary way, to tumble the things together for washing tip, when there was a sound of a step on deck, two sea-boots appeared on the ladder, and, before we could wonder who the visitor was, a little man in oilskins and a sou'-wester was stooping towards us in the cabin door, smiling affectionately at Davies out of a round grizzled beard.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • He put on a peaked cap in place of his lost sou'-wester.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • 'It was my own sou'-wester,' Charlie declared, unable to understand why the skipper should be so excited over the loss.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • 'It is thought a bad omen if a fisherman's sou'-wester is blown overboard,' Ping Wang explained in a whisper, whereupon Charlie laughed loudly at the superstitious idea.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • He had not the heart to tread on the still living fish as the others were doing, and in his anxiety to avoid hurting them, he slipped and fell against the gunwale, his sou'-wester falling overboard.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • A powerful man in reefer jacket, sou'-wester, and sea-boots greeted him with --

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • I turned and saw a brawny figure in a reefing-jacket and "sou'-wester."

    The Lady of the Ice A Novel

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