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Definition the direction from which the wind is coming
  • The windward side of the island gets more rain.
windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
  • In a sailboat race, it's generally better to be windward than leeward.
  • windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
  • Stay on the windward side of a backfire.
  • windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
  • Boy, you got to put ash and lime always windward to the tree.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
  • Gentile or Jew O you who turn the wheel and look windward, Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
  • Unconscious of my blunder, I passed by Wolf Larsen and the hunter and flung the ashes over the side to windward.
    Jack London  --  The Sea Wolf
  • Seeds and plants from Sumatra and Java have been driven up by the surf on the windward side of the islands.
    Charles Darwin  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • The water right now on the Windward and North Shore is really not the place to be.
    Watson Okubo
  • Stuart and I gathered up our boots and all our clothing and then positioned ourselves on the windward side of the shelter.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Signal Bristol and Fife to stay to windward of us.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • As she edged round the keep, she must have got to windward and smelt his cigar-smoke, for she exclaimed, "Hullo!
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • "There may be a settlement on the windward side of the island, then," said the captain.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Paul flicked it and saw a neat shed addition which ran the length of the house on its windward side.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Lawrence Selden was among the passengers sailing this afternoon for Havana and the West Indies on the Windward Liner Antilles.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The cunning knave is paddling dead to windward, and the Scud can never overtake him!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • You can see by the way it's wind-cut that's the windward face.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The snow had rizen onto the windward side of rocks and trees, where it gleamed like lacquer.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Steal soft from lap to lap, —A little great man in a circle small, Or navigate, with madrigals for sails, Blown gently windward by old ladies' sighs?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Then we sat High on the ridge to windward of the stench, While each man kept he fellow alert and rated Roundly the sluggard if he chanced to nap.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • If you would on'y lay your course, and a p'int to windward, you would ride in carriages, you would.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island

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