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  • n. northwest

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  • n. Northwest; the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.

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

  • n. the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  • adv. to, toward, or in the northwest

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Examples

  • So now you find Flashy beating nor'-west by south or whatever the proper nautical jargon may be, thundering amain o'er the trackless waste o 'waters — which I did by dossing for fourteen hours straight off, and if there was a typhoon it was all one to me.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • So now you find Flashy beating nor'-west by south or whatever the proper nautical jargon may be, thundering amain o'er the trackless waste o 'waters - which I did by dossing for fourteen hours straight off, and if there was a typhoon it was all one to me.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • That armoury in the nor'-west tower, there-aye, well, some clever feller has laid a powder-train to he magazine, and there's enough loose powder lying about to give an artilleryman the trots-with a burned-out slow fuse in the middle of it!

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • It is going to blow hard too, though that is no great matter, as we are sheltered by banks on the sou'-west and nor'-west sides, the likely quarters.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • Towards evening a nor'-west course was set, which the troops generally accepted as sufficient evidence that Colombo would be the next port of call.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • Catshole, an 'over Brown Willy, an' round Roughtor to the nor'-west: an 'there lies the bravest quag -- oh, a black, bottomless hole!

    The Splendid Spur

  • Well, the water on board was beginning to smell; so he ran in through the nor'-west entrance of Providence

    Lady Good-for-Nothing

  • Far over between the Nez du Guet and the sprawling granite pack of the Dirouilles, was the Admiralty yacht winging to the nor'-west.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • A fine nor'-west breeze had come that would lift our dreaded rival far to the south'ard on her way round Cape Horn!

    Great Sea Stories

  • The _Hilda_ was doing well before a steady nor'-west wind, but the weather -- though nothing misty -- was dark as a pall.

    Great Sea Stories

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