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  • n. northeast

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to, toward, or in the northeast
  • n. the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees


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  • I pawed at it, weeping tears of gratitude that it hadn't struck home a few inches nor'-east, and the beastly thing fell out, leaving an ugly hole oozing gore.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • From Rame Head to the Lizard and Land's End, and in a minor sense from Land's End away to Bude Haven in the far nor'-east, the entire littoral of this remote part of the kingdom was forbidden ground whereon no gangsman's life was worth a moment's purchase.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • About ten o'clock, the wind then blowing east nor'-east, but very variable, the enemy tacked, and the admiral fetched within range of two of them, giving them his broadside and receiving from them many shrewd knocks.

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • There's a deal o 'low cunning about a bear; no slapdash courage, so to say, same's there's in a lion or a leopard, but jes' a cruel, slow, deliberate intention to kill, like a nor'-east wind as blights and nips, sure as sure.

    The Captain's Bunk A Story for Boys

  • A brisk breeze had been blowing from the nor'-east before breakfast, but this had subsequently shifted to the nor'ard at noon, veering back again, first to the nor'-east and then to due east in the afternoon.

    The Ghost Ship A Mystery of the Sea

  • The sense of loneliness was complete as she stood beneath the overhanging cliff exposed to the biting nor'-east wind.

    A Child of the Glens or, Elsie's Fortune

  • Mexico to Europe in a circular nor'-east by east direction.

    The White Squall A Story of the Sargasso Sea

  • I really thought the nor'-east wind had brought up a great haul with the flood-tide, and that innumerable costers were calling out some strange fish in the streets round Bonfire Corner; while our white cockatoo,

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • Fort, and standing out into the Solent under easy canvas, with a fair wind from the nor'-east.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • Although the weather was becoming finer, as I have said, the wind was still gusty and chopping about between the east and nor'-east quadrants; and, hardly had our pennant been run up to the mizzen truck than the

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy


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