from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Against the wind; toward the direction from which the wind is blowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Against or in the face of the wind.


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  • Either way - you should avoid putting your scent up-wind of the deer's expected path of travel.

    Does anyone know a way to keep mosquitoes with out the smell of bug spray?

  • Guides: putting a loudmouth know-it-all in a run, and asking that person to cast up-wind into a 30 mph breeze with a double weighted nymph rig (humility training 101) ... naughty.

    Naughty and Nice: A Flyfisher's Checklist

  • At one point, the three whales came up on the up-wind side of the boat and spouted - exhaled actually.


  • First, try to sit about 500 feet away from the show and avoid sitting up-wind so debris and smoke don't travel toward you.

    CNN Transcript Jul 1, 2006

  • I pointed up-wind, in the direction of the entrance to Marazan.


  • They were up-wind, and the elephant not only heard but saw them.

    The Rogue Elephant The Boys' Big Game Series

  • Schoverling and the boys to shoot game, for the Masai could spear all that was needed without trouble, two or three of them going up-wind and driving the game past the hiding-place of the rest.

    The Rogue Elephant The Boys' Big Game Series

  • If something is after us it's coming up-wind, the way any hunting animal works.

    The Stars, My Brothers

  • For you never come to see me unless your nose is up-wind like a lean dog's: Either you seek Sham-ba-la, or you hunt some devil.


  • You crawl up-wind roaring the most glorious nonsense, ribaldry, and exultation into the face of the blast.



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