southwest' name='description'> sou'-west - definition and meaning


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  • noun southwest

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

  • noun the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees


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  • 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

  • The fog's going, and there's a breeze from the sou'-west. '

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • It's coming from the sou'-west; shall we turn in? '

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • Half a gale from the sou'-west when we turned out, but it helped us to float off safely at six.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • Ahead and to starboard is the West Hohenhörn, curling round to the sou'-west for all the world like a stone pier.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • 'Two — one and a half — one — lights in line sou'-west by west — got a match?'

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • The wind has changed, and people say we shall have a gale from the sou'-west.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • The clouds are hurrying up from the sou'-west, and I think it's coming on to blow; as old

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • So saying, Mr Gresham went down the side, without any further palaver; and, when he was seated in the sternsheets, the pinnace went off in a bee-line to the sou'-west in the teeth of the monsoon, which was beginning to blow now pretty briskly.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • "There's no more water-belt there," said Lund, "than there was music in your great-uncle's jewsharp; but there's a spot off to the sou'-west that looks to me a little like blue water."

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields


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