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  • The wind was a nor'-wester, blowing squally off the sea;

    The Ontario High School Reader

  • It was near mid-night, and ever since dusk I had been tramping the naked moors, in the teeth of as vicious a nor'-wester as ever drenched a man to the skin, and then blew the cold home to his marrow.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • After floating off the sand-bank, and getting an offing, we were within the Gulf of Pechili, and determined to make for one or other of its ports, but on the first day we encountered a very heavy nor'-wester, which blew us far out of the Gulf.

    Under the Dragon Flag

  • Saunders -- who, grumbling at the captain's rather insidious usurpation of his authority, had betaken himself to the lee-side of the taffrail, whence he watched the ship's wake and the foaming rollers that came tumbling after her, as she drove on before the stiff nor'-wester under reefed topsails and courses, the waves trying to poop her every instant, though foiled by her speed.

    Afloat at Last A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea

  • It was a fine morning, too, although the wind was still blowing a hurricane and the sea was fearfully high and choppy, for there wasn't a cloud to be seen in the heavens, while the sun was shining down with almost tropical heat; but, in spite of its looking so bright, we hadn't done with the nor'-wester yet.

    On Board the Esmeralda Martin Leigh's Log - A Sea Story

  • The scent lay true up the ridge, and as they rose foot by foot, and presently breasted the bluff nor'-wester, they felt like keeping it up for a week.

    Follow My leader The Boys of Templeton

  • Most flock-owners waited until the shearing should be quite over before they carted the wool away; but in that case, a spark from a pipe, a match carelessly dropped in a tussock outside, when a nor'-wester was blowing, -- and the slight wooden building would be blazing like a torch, and your year's income vanishing in the smoke!

    Station Amusements

  • I told the builder that I feared a strong "nor'-wester" (and I hear they are particularly strong in the Malvern Hills) would blow the whole affair away.

    Station Life in New Zealand

  • They are snow-fed from the high ranges, and each nor'-wester restores many a glacier or avalanche to its original form, and sends it flowing down the steep sides of yonder distant beautiful mountains to join the creeks, which, like a tangled skein of silver threads, ensure a good water supply to the New Zealand sheep-farmer.

    Station Amusements

  • We had already enjoyed a longer succession of calm days than usually falls to the lot of the travellers in that windy middle island, and it was now quite time for the imprisoned "nor'-wester" to have his turn over the surface of the domain.

    Station Amusements


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  • 1690 J. GREENVILL Will 19 Mar. in W. S. Pelletreau Early Long Island Wills (1897) 46 My will is that my norwester Coat..may be given to Christopher Leaming.

    June 30, 2008