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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A storm or gale blowing from the southeast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strong wind blowing from the southeast

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward the southeast.
  • n. A storm, strong wind, or gale coming from the southeast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wind, gale, or storm from the southeast.

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

  • n. a strong wind from the southeast

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Examples

  • They are considered vulnerable because loss of their habitat in southeaster Kenya and eastern Tanzania.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • He come home light and anchored off the bar, just as a southeaster was a-comin 'on.

    In Exile and Other Stories

  • Sometimes a "southeaster" blows up from the Japan Current, or Black Stream, as the Japanese call the warm, dark-blue waters that pour out of the China Sea.

    Stories of California

  • Tom was the only man who dared run the bar in the dark, and that last time, between nightfall and the dawn, with a southeaster breezing up, he had sailed his schooner in and out again.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • Inside another hour there was no doubt that we were in for a southeaster.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

  • In six days we had two stiff blows, and, in addition, one proper southwester and one ripsnorting southeaster.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

  • On deck he found the Mary Rogers running off before a howling southeaster.

    MAKE WESTING

  • Next he attempted the tiny front porch, until a howling southeaster drenched the wheel a night-long.

    Chapter 23

  • And so he was content, with Dede at his side, to watch the procession of the days and seasons from the farm-house perched on the canon-lip; to ride through crisp frosty mornings or under burning summer suns; and to shelter in the big room where blazed the logs in the fireplace he had built, while outside the world shuddered and struggled in the storm-clasp of a southeaster.

    Chapter XXVI

  • He stole a glance at the rattling windows, looked upward at the beamed roof, and listened for a moment to the savage roar of the southeaster as it caught the bungalow in its bellowing jaws.

    WHEN GOD LAUGHS

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