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  • When a Norther is blowing 40 knots and it's very chilly in Conception Bay, for instance, it might only be blowing 15 and be just a little cool in La Paz.

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  • Our county in Norther Idaho has about 65000 folks in it, and very little criminal acts are committed with a firearm.

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  • When a Norther is blowing 40 knots and it's very chilly in Conception Bay, for instance, it might only be blowing 15 and be just a little cool in La Paz.

    Latitude 38's First Timer's Guide To Mexico - Boating

  • Over in Norther Ireland once I visited a beautiful walled city that lies east of Donegal and west of Belfast.

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  • Just before the "Norther" began these troops had completed a redoubt for the defense of the post, with the exception of the ditches, but as the parapet was built of sand -- the only material about Laredo which could be obtained for its construction -- the severity of the winds was too much for such a shifting substance, and the work was entirely blown away early in the storm.

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  • A howling prairie storm known as a "Norther" and a cattle drover with emotional problems, known only to Gil Favor, threaten to hamper the Sedalia-bound cattle drive in more ways than one.

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  • As night fell a decided change of temperature added much to our misery, the mercury, which had risen when the "Norther" began, again falling to zero.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • We camped in excellent shape on the creek and it was well we did, for a "Norther," or, "blizzard," as storms on the Plains are now termed struck us in the night.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Just before the "Norther" began these troops had completed a redoubt for the defense of the post, with the exception of the ditches, but as the parapet was built of sand -- the only material about Laredo which could be obtained for its construction -- the severity of the winds was too much for such a shifting substance, and the work was entirely blown away early in the storm.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • As night fell a decided change of temperature added much to our misery, the mercury, which had risen when the "Norther" began, again falling to zero.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

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  • From the 1877 Dictionary of Americanisms.

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    "Norther A severe north wind which blows at particular seasons along the Gulf of Mexico as well as across the vast region lying to the north of it These northers upon the open prairies are exceedingly trying and when accompanied by snow or a freezing rain prove fatal to cattle and horses Teamsters herdsmen and travellers have also been known in many instances to perish I experienced a terrific norther on the high plateau of Texas in November 1850 which was accompanied by snow and lasted for three days

    February 25, 2013