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north by west

Definitions

  • BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
    BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n north by west the compass point that is one point west of due north
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Quotations

  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
    “Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.”

Usage

In literature:

The north-west tower was located as late as 1835, but was covered with earth by the excavation for the new church.
"Famous Firesides of French Canada" by Mary Wilson Alloway
England, 109 m. W. by N. of London by the Great Western railway; served also by the west and north line of the Midland railway.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
A second was driven by the north-west wind to the Peloponnesus.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
WROXTON ABBEY or PRIORY, 3 miles north-west of Banbury, was founded by Michael Belet; it passed into the hands of Sir Thos.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford
We started at half past six, our course being west by north.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
North and west, the arches are received by two attached twin columns on a backwall.
"Romanesque Art in Southern Manche: Album" by Marie Lebert
We'll go north by west, and I think we'd better rise high.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
As, for instance, in Brandoee Island, they make the versorium deviate by 22 degrees to the north-west.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
ALCOY', a town of Spain, in Valencia, 24 miles north by west of Alicante, in a richly-cultivated district.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
BANNU, a district in the north-west of Hindustan, traversed by the Indus; area, 3847 sq.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
This tributary is the Ottawa, flowing {52} from the north-west in a course broken by falls and rapids.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
This was determined on the north-west by the Russo-Afghan Boundary Commission of 1884-1886.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Bedfordshire, England, 50 m. north-north-west of London by the Midland railway; served also by a branch of the London & North-Western.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The North-west was relieved of further danger; and much that was lost by Hull was regained with something in addition.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
But that hill being all surrounded to the west and north by tremendous ravines and cataracts, he heard nothing o' the dog.
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
At ten miles' distance from the Fort the plain is traversed by a tract of chapparal, running north-west and south-east.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
But to return to the route by which the progress West and North is made through this continent.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
The land lying away from the west-north-west to the south-east-by-south, still southerly.
"A New Voyage Round the World by a Course Never Sailed Before" by Daniel Defoe
DUNKELD', a small town of Scotland, on the Tay, about 14 miles north by west of Perth; pop.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The Grand Teton National Park is reached by automobile from the north, south, east, and west.
"Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park" by United States Dept. of the Interior
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In poetry:

Come, East and West and North,
By races, as snow-flakes,
And carry my purpose forth,
Which neither halts nor shakes.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
North of Solitary Mountain Temple
and west of Chia Pavilion
the water's surface is flattened
by the wet feet of clouds.
"Spring Visit to Chien-Tang Lake " by Bai JuYi
To go from longing land to land
A stateless queen, a welcome guest,
O'er hill and vale, by sea and strand,
From North to South, and East to West.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The shouting of Gisli, the chieftain,
Rock'd the blue hazes, and cloven
In twain by sharp prow of the west wind,
To north and to south fled the thick mist.
"Gisli: The Chieftain" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
I saw the tall fresh ferns prest,
By scudding doe and fawn;
I say the grey dove's swelling breast,
Above the margin of her nest;
When north and south and east and west
Roll'd all the red of dawn.
""The Earth Waxeth Old."" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
So, fill your pipe! and, ere we mount, we'll drink another nip -
Here's how that West by North again may prove a lucky trip;
Then back again - I trust you'll find your best girl's merry face,
Or, if she jilts you, may you get a better in her place.
"West" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

Editor's note: This is the third part of a three-part series detailing the effects of pollution created by businesses north of Auburn Street and west of Central Avenue.
Aerial spraying to combat the West Nile virus will continue Friday night across north Texas despite the concerns of residents worried about potential health risks posed by the insecticide .
Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer A pedestrian bridge planned by the City of Cleveland would link Voinovich Park, at right, to the west side of North Coast Harbor, located in the distance.
On Monday, as I began a small trip by heading west on Route 22, two red-tailed hawks circled about 200 feet above Springhouse Road, just north of where it goes under 22 in.
Roland Olvera, 41, was driving on West Northwest Highway over the Dallas North Tollway shortly before 4:30 pm when he was struck by a red pickup that didn't stop.
The woman's body was spotted by an Arctic Circle restaurant employee Monday afternoon near 800 West and Emeril Avenue (30 North).
Private services are by the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave West in Cranford.
Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Rough & tumble: West Vigo guard Lance Stonebarger (32) goes for the ball brought upcourt by Terre Haute South's Shane Stanley (14) in their quarter of the boy's jamboree Friday night in the Terre Haute North gym.
A kidnapping suspect being sought earlier this week by law officers throughout several Mountain West states, including Utah, was captured Wednesday morning in Bismark, North Dakota.
The North Smithfield girls' soccer team suffered a 5-1 loss to powerful Exeter/West Greenwich High in Saturday afternoon's Division II semifinals at Cranston Stadium PHOTO BY ERNEST A BROWN.
The truck was misdirected by a GPS to go south on North West Avenue and the truck cleared the crosswalk.
Arrangements are by the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave West in Cranford.
Piedmont is bordered by the majestic Alps of Switzerland in the North and France to the west.
The west portal of North Delta Irrigation Company's collapsed tunnel under Cory Bluff was being reopened last week by the contractor who plans to install the quarter-mile-long bore with 54-inch diameter, thick walled pipe.
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In science:

In short, the first bug to reach (i, j ) lives there, and bugs which arrive thereafter are routed by the rotor: first to the North, then West, South, and East, in that order, and then the cycle begins with North again (Fig 4).
Goldbug Variations
Under this bijection we see that the shape left by removing α turns into the string of 0s and 1s corresponding to the walk from A′ to B ′ : we get a 0 for each unit step west, and a 1 for each unit step north.
Puzzles, Tableaux and Mosaics
The relationship for the south-east quadrant is indicated by black dots, the south-west by red crosses, the north east by green open diamonds and the north west by blue triangles.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
It starts by considering the North-West as at time 0 it will compute its North-West successor, and then move clockwise.
Intrinsically universal n-dimensional quantum cellular automata
This can be explained by the fact that no potential background sources can be found North from the array, while several exist in the South (railroad), East (train station) or West (DAQ room and electrical transformers) directions.
The TIANSHAN Radio Experiment for Neutrino Detection
It starts by considering the North-West as at time 0 it will compute its North-West successor, and then move clockwise.
Partitioned quantum cellular automata are intrinsically universal
We refer to these distinguished ob jects by N and S (which stand for north and south respectively; we take inspiration from the compass because in Γ ⊢ ∆ we have Γ on the west and ∆ on the east.) In sequences of ob jects, the N and S ob ject are the first and last ob ject.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
Linear groups, simple groups, character degrees, Huppert’s conjecture. † The second author is supported by NRF (South Africa) and North-West University (Mafikeng).
Simple linear groups $PSL_4(q)$ are determined by the set of their character degrees
We can replace the reading of the LRtableaux used in our definition by any admissible fixed reading, that is any reading such that a box b is read before a box b′ whenever b is located at the north-west of b′ .
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
One can obtain from the SSRT record of this flare that the source of the FTS at 5.7 GHz was displaced to the North-West by about 25′′ with respect to the background burst source location.
The multifrequency Siberian Radioheliograph
This is inconsistent with the model suggested by Schuster et al. (2006, 2009) based on the one-side H2O maser distribution, since there are no masers located north-west of the central star.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
Let the vertices of the null parallelogram be labeled by N, E, S and W corresponding, respectively, to their relative locations North, East, South and West in the 2-space, as shown in Fig. 2.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
There is also a possible deviation at larger radii (> 1.2 ”) on both sides and towards the North-West which may comply with the change of PA noted by Debes et al. (2009) but our data lack of sensitivity compared to HST in these regions for a con firmation.
Morphology of the very inclined debris disk around HD 32297
This lemma is satisfied by the four leaf nodes North, South, East, and West in the taxi task, because their one-step reward is a constant (−1).
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
North West - South East (also specified by the label of the y-axis).
Rotation of Jets from Young Stars: New Clues from the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
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