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Nor'-west

noun
1.
The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.  Synonyms: northwest, northwestward, NW.



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"Nor'-west" Quotes from Famous Books



... sweeping one of his long arms towards Sumatra, "in that direction runs the line of volcanic disturbance—the fissure of which I have already spoken. Focus this telescope to suit your sight. Now, do you see the little island away there to the nor'-west?" ...
— Blown to Bits - The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago • R.M. Ballantyne

... will remember, a little before dark; and having lanterns to light the track, and now and then the north star between the tree-tops to give us our bearings, we crossed the valley and came out through a kind of pass upon a second slope, a little nor'-west of the spot where I happened yesterday on Master Prosper. By this, Sir John's watch marked ten o'clock and finding us dead-beat by the roughness of the track, he commanded us to lie ...
— Sir John Constantine • Prosper Paleologus Constantine

... down an' let me rest my head 'pon thy knee. Oh, Jack, I did it bravely! Eight good miles an' more I took the mare— by the Four—hol'd Cross, an' across the moor past Tober an' Catshole, an' over Brown Willy, an' round Roughtor to the nor'-west: an' there lies the bravest quag—oh, a black, bottomless hole!—an' into it I led them; an' there they lie, every horse, an' every mother's ...
— The Splendid Spur • Arthur T. Quiller Couch



Words linked to "Nor'-west" :   point, north-west, compass point



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