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.
BIWTA stopped ferry services between Shimulia and Kathalbari due to nor'wester. Meanwhile, meteorologist Shahinul Islam said the wind speed of the storm was 93kph at Shahjalal International Airport at 7:05pm.
In full -and very surreal - rendezvous spirit, actors in voyageur and nor'wester costume pull us off the water and into the Fort.
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.
"Six people were killed as the aACAykalboishakhi' (nor'wester) lashed the Notrokona district," a district administration official told Gulf News on phone.
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.
Brenda MacDougall, Nicole St.-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.