west-southwest love


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

  • n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and southwest, or 112°30ʹ west of due north.
  • adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-southwest.
  • adv. In, from, or toward the west-southwest.

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  • n. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between west and southwest, specifically 247.5°, abbreviated as WSW.


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  • It was a steady, hard wind now, blowing west-southwest without the slightest deviation.

    Gideon’s war

  • John Aren says Rodriguez gave 432 items to the store in Wayne, about 15 miles west-southwest of Detroit, less than one week after his ouster.

    It's Really Over: Rodriguez Donates Mich Garb To Salvation Army Store

  • Likikili Bay, that's more like it; deep indentation, mangrove swamps, good holding in nine fathoms when white scar in bluff bears west-southwest.


  • At the end of a mile, when the white scar on the bluff bore west-southwest, the lead vindicated the "Directory," and the anchor rumbled down in nine fathoms.


  • The cathedral was built, as most cathedrals in the German Empire at that time, with two choirs, an east choir for the high altar, and a west choir were the Emperor and his court would assist (remember that the Roman Emperors of the middle ages had no fixed capital, but moved from city to city; actually, Bamberg cathedral is not exactly oriented, thus the east choir is actually east-northeast, and west choir west-southwest).

    Catholic Bamberg: The Cathedral

  • The National Hurricane Center said the center of Lee was about 170 miles west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River on Friday and moving north at just 5 mph.

    Tropical storm's outer bands pelt Gulf Coast

  • The plume is probably still around, but moving west-southwest of the BP well site at about 4 miles a day, Camilli said.

    Huge Oil Plume Isn't Going Away, Could Take Months To Degrade After BP Spill

  • The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.0 quake struck about 16 miles west-southwest of El Centro, and a magnitude 4.7 quake hit about 15 minutes later in the same area.

    Staten Island ferry crashes; dozens hurt

  • The ship, called Cheonan after a city in central South Korea, sank in an area only 1.8 kilometers off the west-southwest side of the island, which has a naval base.

    Rescue Continues in Korea Ship Sinking

  • The ship, called Cheonan, was in relatively shallow water 1.8 two kilometers from the west-southwest shore of Baengnyeong Island, South Korea's western-most territory in the Yellow Sea.

    Korean Rescuers Search for Survivors


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