due north


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Noun1.due north - the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
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A couple more of weary days and watchful nights brought them to a strong and rapid stream, running due north, which they concluded to be one of the upper branches of Snake River.
A little to your right," cried Xodar, for there are no points of compass upon Omean where every direction is due north.
The breakfast-room chimney smokes a little, I grant you, but it is only when the wind is due north and blows hard, which may not happen three times a winter.
To-morrow, my friends, should the wind prove favorable, we shall go due north, and we shall, perhaps, discover the sources of the Nile, that grand secret which has so long remained impenetrable.
Due north lay the island, far out upon the shimmering sea.
In the night, I took my first contrivance, and got up in a tree, where I slept well; and the next morning proceeded upon my discovery; travelling nearly four miles, as I might judge by the length of the valley, keeping still due north, with a ridge of hills on the south and north side of me.
The Thing flew due North, going in the same direction from whence it had come.
For some time after they had departed I watched the vessel's lights, which vanished finally due north.
Fortunately he sailed due north, and within a week was in the track of the Spanish merchantmen plying between the West Indies and Spain, and was picked up by one of these vessels homeward bound.
Straight moves mean due north, south, east, or west; diagonal moves mean northeast, southeast, southwest, or northwest.
They always showed a considerable westing when I knew that we had been sailing due north.
The coun- try at the back of Brenzett is low and flat, but the bay is fairly well sheltered from the seas, and occa- sionally a big ship, windbound or through stress of weather, makes use of the anchoring ground a mile and a half due north from you as you stand at the back door of the "Ship Inn" in Brenzett.