to windward


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Synonyms for to windward

the side toward the wind

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And young Powell turned his eyes to windward with a catch in his breath.
But the green light, which was all they could see, and which they could see only when they were on top of a wave, moved steadily away from them, withal it was working up to windward, and grew dim and dimmer.
the clouds broke away to windward, and we had the advantage of a full moon--a piece of good fortune which served wonderfully to cheer our drooping spirits.
but as she was so far to windward, and shooting by, apparently making a passage to some other ground, the Pequod could not hope to reach her.
If you would on'y lay your course, and a p'int to windward, you would ride in carriages, you would.
We can't keep her full and bye, sir; watch her ever so close, she will fall off and then, sir, when I put the helm down so gently, and try like to coax her to the work, she won't take it kindly, but will fall round off again; and it's all because she knows the land is under the lee, sir, and she won't go any more to windward.
A whiff of the smoke from frying bacon would start him off for a half-hour's paroxysm, and he kept carefully to windward when Daylight was cooking.
They were to windward of the schooner, just ready to flirt the dory over the still sea, when sounds of woe half a mile off led them to Penn, who was careering around a fixed point, for all the world like a gigantic water-bug.
This order was also executed; and the vessel passed, as Dantes had predicted, twenty fathoms to windward.