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- n. northwest
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- n. Northwest; the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.
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- n. the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
- adv. to, toward, or in the northwest
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Catshole, an 'over Brown Willy, an' round Roughtor to the nor'-west: an 'there lies the bravest quag -- oh, a black, bottomless hole!
Well, the water on board was beginning to smell; so he ran in through the nor'-west entrance of Providence
Far over between the Nez du Guet and the sprawling granite pack of the Dirouilles, was the Admiralty yacht winging to the nor'-west.
A fine nor'-west breeze had come that would lift our dreaded rival far to the south'ard on her way round Cape Horn!
The _Hilda_ was doing well before a steady nor'-west wind, but the weather -- though nothing misty -- was dark as a pall.