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  • Though he expects Canadian growth to pickup in the second half of the year, spurred in part by robust business investment, a U.S. economic slowdown is a head-wind weighing on his thinking, he said.

    Canada's Top Banker Says Stimulative Policy Still Needed

  • In heaven there is no head-wind, there are no buses that do not signal, no wanton pedestrians, no pot-holes, no bonking, and all the bikes glide effortlessly while being infinitely compliant, both vertically and laterally.

    Some Sad News

  • Madínat-al-Sín; but after we had left it, as we fared on in all cheer and confidence, devising of traffic and travel, behold, there sprang up a violent head-wind and a tempest of rain fell on us and drenched us and our goods.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He sent it below with his card, on the morning of the head-wind; and I was long troubled with the idea that he might be up, and well, and a hundred times a day expecting me to call upon him in the saloon.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • There is something so exhilarating in the motion of a sailing-vessel, always provided she is neither rolling about in a calm, lying to in a gale, or beating against a head-wind.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Add to all this, the clattering on deck and down below; the tread of hurried feet; the loud hoarse shouts of seamen; the gurgling in and out of water through the scuppers; with, every now and then, the striking of a heavy sea upon the planks above, with the deep, dead, heavy sound of thunder heard within a vault; — and there is the head-wind of that January morning.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Every one of these excellent organizations face a tremendous head-wind to even get their message out to the American public.

    Commonweal Institute And Building The Progressive Infrastructure

  • The incessant groaning, splitting, and heaving, and the roar of the water through the scuppers, as it found a tardy egress from the deluged deck, was the result of merely a “head-wind” and “an ugly night.”

    The Englishwoman in America

  • We had a head-wind and a rough chopping sea, which caused the little steamer to pitch unmercifully.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • At three in the afternoon, when the current turned, we started; but having a head-wind, made slow progress.

    The Malay Archipelago

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