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 (nôrth-wĕs′tər, nôr-wĕs′-)
A storm or gale blowing from the northwest.
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(ˌnɔːθˈwɛstə; ˌnɔːˈwɛstə)
(Physical Geography) a strong wind or storm from the northwest
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(ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

a storm or gale from the northwest.
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Noun1.northwester - a wind from the northwest
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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By the second day of the northwester, Sheldon was in collapse from his fever.
He has, certainly, a wonderful partiality to one tune, and he has a prodigious self- confidence in that one, for he delivers himself like a northwester sweeping across the lake.
We are dwelling too long, perhaps, upon these individual pictures, endeared to us by the associations of early life, when, as yet a stripling youth, we have sat at the hospitable boards of the "mighty Northwesters," the lords of the ascendant at Montreal, and gazed with wondering and inexperienced eye at the baronial wassailing, and listened with astonished ear to their tales of hardship and adventures.
In the capital, one person was killed and 22 injured as a makeshift canopy built to accommodate huge Ramadan devotees at the South gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque collapsed under the lashes of the northwester. Three others were reported killed in a parking-place wall collapse in North Badda area.
Among projects currently on the company's books is construction of the 224MW Northwester 2 wind farm offshore Belgium, which will feature the world's largest offshore wind turbines now available - MHI Vestas 9.5MW machines with a rotor diameter of 164m.
In the Pacific Northwester or Northeast, where there is already more clean power available, EV adoption -- even with the current energy mix -- will decrease particulate matter pollution."
The sources noted that Kraicker "admitted he came to Turkey with the intention of traveling to Syria to join the Democratic party." The Turkish army launched operation Olive Branch last January 20 to eliminate Kurdish and so-called Islamic State (IS) militants from Syria's northwester town of Afrin.
Libertarian theory will morally validate his claim for the rest of the land--provided, as the theory requires, that there is no identifiable victim (or that Green had not himself stolen the land.) But libertarian theory must invalidate his claim to ownership of the northwester portion.
In order to further delve into the subject, the gallery team was joined by researchers from Northwester University, Illinois.
The task force recommended the school start the center after Northwester founder John Evans was discovered to have played a role in the deaths of about 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho natives.

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