• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n South-wester a storm or gale from the south-west: a painted canvas hat with a broad flap behind for the neck (often Sou′west′er)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. súth; Ger. süd, Ice. sudhr.


In literature:

As far, however, as Stephen could watch, he observed that she held a south-westerly course.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
A strong south-westerly gale was blowing and the sky was black and leaden with heavy clouds.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The river was flowing in a westerly and south-westerly direction, the banks showing a quantity of rubber trees all along.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Still the south-wester blustered and roared.
"The Two Whalers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The breeze strengthened considerably, and changed to south-westerly.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
Pinzon now proposed that they should steer south-west, but Columbus persisted in keeping a westerly course.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The ship stood to the south, till she again met with the steady westerly wind, which had already carried her so many hundred miles on her voyage.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was a hill which had possibly turned the river aside from its westerly course to the south at some remote period in the past.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
This they eventually found some ten miles farther south, on the banks of an almost dry stream, flowing in a westerly direction.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
Next day the wind fell lighter, but for a week it still held westerly, and after that it blew moderately fresh from the south.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss

In news:

South's Wester picked for FBU All-Star game in Texas.
South Fort Myers cornerback Eric Wester guards Cypress Lake's Dedrick White on Aug 31, 2012 at Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers.
Sunburned fruit can be a problem in vineyards with north-south rows, especially those with westerly winds.
South Fort Myers' Wester honored to be selected for international games.
South Fort Myers senior safety and cornerback Eric Wester has been selected to play in the inaugural 2013 FBU International All-Star Games at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The transformer at the substation also helps provide power to three other substations in South County, including one in Westerly and one in Ashaway.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Representative Donna M Walsh (D—Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown, Westerly) has introduced new legislation calling for the creation of a state recycling program for unused , oil and latex-based paints.

In science:

The fact that the strictly north property applies to the reverse jeu de taquin follows from a consideration of the following diagram in which a k ′ south westerly path meets a preceding west–east path, indicated by means of boldface entries, passing from p to q through the positions of a and b.
Bijective Proofs of Shifted Tableau and Alternating Sign Matrix Identities
An inertial boundary current occurs when a uniform westerly flow from x = ∞ encounters a straight north-south boundary at x = 0.
Interactions of point vortices in the Zabusky-McWilliams model with a background flow