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  • n. Plural form of northerly.


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  • Despite the grey heavens and bitter northerlies there is something decorative, even festive about the way the catkins tremble in the alder trees on Ducan's Marsh.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • The lovely northerlies disappeared and a southerly change blew in, so I was bumping around quite a bit with 23-knot winds and nine-foot-steep seas.

    True Spirit

  • In addition, the high pressure over the heartland blocked northerlies from breaking up these westerlies, which would have spared the South some of the violent storms it's had this winter.

    Hell Nino

  • They proged a sea breeze only close to the immediate coast, and northerlies everywhere else.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit

  • Dancing shadows cast by the flickering firelight struck the newly risen stone walls and foundation of the main lodge looming above the fire pit, sheltering the flames from steady northerlies.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • And now the northerlies rising fierce, equatorial, the madman's wind, the mistrals of prophecy, guiding me into the bay.

    The Reign of Istar

  • Karthay tumbled by to the portside, the city of harbors where the sorcerer's tower waits out the erosion of mountains, as the northerlies lifted my boat from the waters 'embrace.

    The Reign of Istar

  • Or it could be the first of the isles, driven by instinct and the spring northerlies to mi­grate back to the great band of the equatorial shallows from whence they came.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Campers on northeast Moreton Island are on alert as the blaze burns towards the eastern beach, fanned by strong, variable northerlies. | Top Stories

  • Unusual wind patterns at lunch time saw the first race start in light northerlies, but the fleet had to contend with lulls in the middle of the race course, and then southerlies at the leeward mark, which turned the first downwind leg back into a beat! USA Latest News


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