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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The compass point midway between two directions adv. - To, toward, or in the opposite direction of north and northeast.

Usage examples (12)
  • "Let her off a point or two gradually until you bring her head about sou'-sou'-west, and keep her so."
  • We bore away, though, a couple of points more to the southward than before, steering sou'-sou'-west, towards the position of the wreck, as pointed out to us by our...
  • Later on in the afternoon, however, another shift of wind took place, the gale veering to sou'-sou'-west in a squall heavier than any of its predecessors; while a heavy...
  • This was more than two hundred miles out of our proper track, and far too much to the eastward to be able to weather the northern extremity of the Spanish coast, which would... for more
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