westering


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west·er

 (wĕs′tər)
n.
A strong wind coming from the west.
intr.v. west·ered, west·er·ing, west·ers
To move westward. Used of the sun, the moon, or a star.

[Middle English westren, from west, west; see west.]
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westering

(ˈwɛstərɪŋ)
adj
(Poetry) poetic moving towards the west: the westering star.
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References in classic literature ?
Far Tamalpais, barely seen in the silver haze, bulked hugely by the Golden Gate, the latter a pale gold pathway under the westering sun.
Sick and sorry as I was I slept among the leaves all night, and through the next day till afternoon, when I woke as the sun was westering, and saw your daughter's maid servants playing upon the beach, and your daughter among them looking like a goddess.
I did go on the morrow, but not till towards evening, after the business of the day was concluded, that is, between six and seven; and the westering sun was gleaming redly on the old Hall, and flaming in the latticed windows, as I reached it, imparting to the place a cheerfulness not its own.