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Windward side   /wˈɪndwərd saɪd/   Listen
Windward side

The side toward the wind.  Synonyms: to windward, weather side, weatherboard.

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"Windward side" Quotes from Famous Books

... as well as victory To shake the soul and let the glory out. When the great oak is straining in the wind, The boughs drink in new beauty, and the trunk Sends down a deeper root on the windward side. Only the soul that knows the mighty grief Can know the mighty rapture. Sorrows come To stretch out spaces in ...
— It Can Be Done - Poems of Inspiration • Joseph Morris

... feet to several hundred feet in height. It is characteristic of these hills of blown sand that they move across the face of the country. Under favourable conditions they may journey scores of miles from the shore. The marching of a dune is effected through the rolling up of the sand on the windward side of the elevation, when it is impelled by the current of air to the crest where it falls into the lee or shelter which the hill makes to the wind. In this way in the course of a day the centre of the dune, if the wind be ...
— Outlines of the Earth's History - A Popular Study in Physiography • Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

... completed his southern storeroom and brought the wing across the porch on the windward side, connecting the roofing with that of the porch. The improvement is enormous and will make the greatest difference to those who ...
— Scott's Last Expedition Volume I • Captain R. F. Scott

... off-handed daring, unknown in any other vocation, the sailors, goat-like, leaped down the rolling ship's side into the tossed boats below. Hardly had they pulled out from under the ship's lee, when .. a fourth keel, coming from the windward side, pulled round under the stern, and showed the five strangers rowing Ahab, who, standing erect in the stern, loudly hailed Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask, to spread themselves widely, so as to cover a large expanse ...
— Moby-Dick • Melville

... up and keep the fire going," he replied, heroically. "There's a big log out there that I'm going to bring in to roll up on the windward side." ...
— The Forester's Daughter - A Romance of the Bear-Tooth Range • Hamlin Garland

Words linked to "Windward side" :   windward, weather side

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