• WordNet 3.6
    • n norther a wind that blows from the north
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Norther A wind from the north; esp., a strong and cold north wind in Texas and the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n norther A strong or cold northerly wind.
    • n norther A violent cold north wind blowing, mainly in winter, over Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. A norther is always preceded by the passage of a cyclone, of which, in fact, it is the rear part. On the east side of a cyclone prevail warm, moist, southerly winds, while on the west side the winds are northerly. In the winter, when the temperature gradient from the Gulf of Mexico northward over Texas is very steep, the northerly winds following the passage of the center of a cyclone at times blow over this region with great fury, producing a very sudden and great fall of temperature. Over the Gulf, northers often cause wrecks in the Bay of Campeachy, on a lee shore.
    • norther To veer or tend toward the north, as the wind; run toward the north.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Norther (th) a wind or gale from the north, esp. applied to a cold wind that blows in winter over Texas and the Gulf of Mexico
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. north; cf. Ger. nord.


In literature:

The line of advance lay along the road, which run in a northerly direction through the centre of the island.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
Butternuts are naturally a more northerly species than black walnuts but have not been so widely planted in North Dakota.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The most northerly post was not a popular one.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
We are encamped on the banks of Crow creek, three miles northerly from Stevenson.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
The most northerly group of them by dawn showed itself up near Cape Hatteras.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
In order to reduce the people living here he despatched a part of his host by a northerly route through Seistan to north Persia.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
In the more northerly states the sets are to be planted as early as possible in the spring.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
I run to the door, and there he was, flying right hover the town, in a northerly direction.
"Prince Prigio" by Andrew Lang
The study of grasses would be of great consequence to a northerly and grazing kingdom.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2" by Gilbert White
A mile to the eastward of this is Pieter's Hill, which the river nears by a northerly bend in its course.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan

In poetry:

Give me the low of cattle,
The cayotes lone "ki-oo!"
The sightings of the Norther,
The owl's "whit-tu-woo!"
"Texas" by William Lawrence Chittenden
The keen wind nipped me northerly
And bent me back almost,
And I was the worst discouraged man
Abroad on any boast,
"The Bachelor" by John Crowe Ransom
Remembering the Strait of Belle Isle or
some northerly harbor of Labrador,
before he became a schoolteacher
a great-uncle painted a big picture.
"Large Bad Picture" by Elizabeth Bishop
Yet there's a keen sorrow comes o'er her at times,
As an Indian might feel in our northerly climes!
And she talks of the sunset, like parting of friends,
And the starlight, as love, that not changes nor ends.
"Blind Mary" by Thomas Osborne Davis

In news:

Warmer winters allow beetles to spread into more northerly and high-elevation territory.
The Great Blue Norther was a storm that hit on November 11, 1911.
The map shows a northerly wind flow aloft.
A relatively dry northerly flow will continue this morning over western Alaska.
This forecast is based upon a deep northerly flow aloft and southerly flow at the surface.
Over the weekend we awoke to a new world: We had a northerly breeze, lower humidity and a hint of fall in the air.
Northerly winds will keep temperatures below average.
COASTAL BEND — Alice and Corpus Christi received a tenth of an inch of rain Tuesday as winds shifted from a southerly to northerly direction.
The City decided to have it take a northerly route through town.
Kevin Costner & Modern West played Norther Lights Friday night.
Fairly mild, northerly winds are forecast for Lake Erie this weekend.
Meigs gone, Northerly Island park is 'right thing to do'.
The television station, Cincinnati's Channel 12, is the provider of local news, breaking news, weather forecasts, alerts, and school closings for cincinnati, ohio, norther kentucky and the tristate area.
Primo III, chair and CEO of Capri Capital Partners, speaks for Building the Peace, the 2012 Gala that celebrates "Good in the City" May 10 at Northerly Island, 1400 S Lynn White Dr (along Chicago's magnificent lakefront).
Dry northerly winds will continue to pick tonight through the overnight hours.

In science:

The axes are labelled X , Y , and Z , with Z axis parallel to the axis of the Earth in the northerly orientation.
Testing Relativity with Orbiting Oscillators
Diamonds represent the emission to the south, crosses the norther data.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
The present western and norther proper motions for both the Clouds are indicated.
Rotation of the Milky Way and the formation of the Magellanic Stream
A third unrelated, jet in a northerly direction, associated with the Crab nebula was found in a deep optical III aJ plate , although it was also present on isophote drawings .
Jets from Radio Pulsars