nor'wester


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nor'wester

(ˌnɔːˈwɛstə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a less common name for sou'wester
2. a drink of strong liquor
3. (Physical Geography) a strong northwest wind
4. (Physical Geography) NZ a hot dry wind from the Southern Alps
[C18 (in the sense: storm from the northwest): a contraction of northwester]
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They lef' Boston Harbour for the great Grand Bank wid a roarin' nor'wester behind 'em an' all hands full to the bung.
Then the nor'wester caught us and drove us on the lee shore.
Among them was an almost complete run of The Nor'Wester, the first newspaper printed west of Ontario starting on 28 December 1859, and a complete run of The New Nation, an important chronicle of events during Louis Riel's Provisional Government between 7 January and 3 September 1870.
The drop in temperatures was experienced after rains and thundershowers occurred in some areas under the impact of a low pressure while a nor'wester appeared to have acted as a coolant in some parts of the state.
A severe Nor'wester (a line of strong thunderstorms) affected 12 districts of Bihar (eastern India) during the nighttime/early morning hours of 22-23 April.
Eight degrees, Celsius, after the Moscow heat at the end of April, drops of rain fragmenting and swirling in the gusts of air between the building-cliffs, the watery dust of the Atlantic, against which one needs not an umbrella but a nor'wester hat.
Beneteaus bobbed and some drifted backwards in the tide until a blessed nor'wester filled in late from the Hawkesbury River.
The nor'wester is a seasonal phenomenon which appears in Bangladesh and adjacent parts of neighbouring India in early summer.
DAKKA (CyHAN)- At least 11 people including four of a family were killed and scores of others injured as a severe nor'wester lashed parts of Bangladesh, officials said Monday.
Onge, and Carolyn Podruchny (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), 98; Andrew McDermot, "Peguis Refuted," Nor'Wester, 28 February 1860.
In the early 1990s, John Beals developed the Nor'Wester Hotel and Conference Centre to promote the Thunder Bay area as a tourist destination.
7) Nor'Wester, Red River Settlement, December 7, 1863.