Near the wind


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(Naut.) close to the wind; closehauled.
- Addison.

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the same that blew now: and having no sails to work the ship with but a main course, and a kind of square sail upon a jury fore-mast, which they had set up, they could not lie near the wind, but were endeavouring to stand away for the Canaries.
Banks Renewables is offering an equity stake of five per cent to local communities near the wind farm, which would enable a local community body to buy-in to the project prior to construction subject to a generous 25 per cent discount.
Would this require exclusion areas near the wind machines that could reduce harvestable crop yield?