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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.
According to Met department officials, the storm known as ' Kal Baishakhi' or Nor'westers, came from the Nepal side sweeping Purnia, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and went up to Bhagalpur division.
2013: Dry-lines, nor'westers and tornadic storms over east India and Bangladesh: An operational perspective through synergie, the new IMD forecaster's workstation.
Black, regarding Louis Riel, pere, "On his way back the Nor'Westers were on the lookout for him and had offered the Indians two kegs of rum, a cash reward of twenty pounds, and a lot of tobacco, for his capture.
Included is the Battle of Seven Oaks at Red River, the starvation of HBCo men in the Athabasca region at the hands of the Nor'Westers, and the race to gain the fur trade business west of the Rockies.
On late October and November eves when foul Nor'westers whip across black chilly waters, those silver fish are out there patrolling the cool dark shallows, flanks flashing like miniature mirrors in the moonlight.
Nor'Westers are storms that hit Assam and West Bengal regularly during the spring season.
He started in 1807 and arrived by canoe at the mouth of the Columbia with a small contingent of Nor'westers on July 15, 1811.
NCYC plans to run the inaugural race on Mother's Day 2010 to conincide with seasonal sou'easters and nor'westers for pleasant reaching conditions rather than a windward slog.
Andrews Church and Cemetery, the Bethune-Thompson House and the Nor'westers and Loyalist Museum.