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- adverb to, toward, or in the north-northeast
- noun the compass point that is midway between north and northeast
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I have the uncomfortable feeling that if we got anywhere near Aberdeen the Germans would have a submarine, maybe two, loitering somewhere off Peterhead - that's about twenty-five miles nor'-nor'-east of Aberdeen - with orders not to let us move any further south.
The ebb's just setting in from the nor'-nor'-east and will carry you back here.
The wind is fair at nor'-nor'-east and we can make the passage as soon as day breaks, in half an hour, My Lord.
When my ball goes off nor'-nor'-east when I want it to go due west I can't help expressing an opinion about it.
"Fire," said Bill, "in the form of a common cowshed, is burnin 'about nor'-nor'-east as the crow flies."
'Fire,' said Bill, 'in the form of a common cowshed, is burnin' about nor'-nor'-east as the crow flies. '
"Ten to the east, ten to the west, ten to the nor'-nor'-east, ten to -"
The _Nancy Bell_ was then steering nor'-nor'-east and some ten miles off the land, with the wind coming from the northward and westward in squalls.
Before that moment arrived, however, a little air of wind came along out from the westward, and, with our port braces slightly checked, we began to creep away on a nor'-nor'-east course for Boeroe Strait.
North: north by east; nor'-nor'-east; nor'-east by north; nor'-east; nor'-east by east; east nor'-east; east by north; east; -- and so on with the other quarters of the circle.