Usage examples for easterly

  1. We had now however reached their termination northwards, but they continued in an easterly direction until they were totally lost in the dark mass of scrub that covered and surrounded them, not one being of sufficient height to break the line of the horizon. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  2. In a council with Captain Downton and the masters, it was agreed that our best course to steer for the line from hence was S. S. W. for sixty leagues, then S. S. E. till near the line, and then easterly. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  3. One of his ideas was, to stand boldly out to sea in a south- easterly direction, in the hope of hitting Jamaica, where they would at once find themselves among friends able and willing to help them. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  4. I might have hove her to, but the first time the breeze hauled easterly she'd have gone up on the beach or among the ice with us. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  5. Without meeting with any accident, we reached the Downs, where we were obliged to come to an anchor, and wait for an easterly wind to carry us out of the Channel. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  6. I was fortunate enough to stand on the cliff after three or four days of " easterly weather" had produced this effect. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  7. The wreck was lying with her head to the N. W., and was leaning to port, so that her starboard quarter was exposed to the full fetch of the easterly sea that was breaking 'solid' in tons on her decks. – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  8. At length, even on an easterly course we could not keep it longer in view, but got involved in a scrub on soft red sand. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  9. St Vaast lies in a little recess of the north- eastern coast of the Cotentin, protected from all winds blowing from the outer Channel, and only open to such seas as can be raised in the estuary of the Seine by a south- easterly breeze. – Crecy by Hilaire Belloc
  10. We learned that the migration to the Alps from Central and perhaps also parts of Northern Asia took a south- westerly course first, and was then followed by one in an easterly direction. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  11. Here we strike in a north- easterly direction to Yakutsk by means of horse- sleighs. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  12. The Guadalaviar, or Turia, rises on the north side of the Muela de San Juan, and descending rapidly, flows eastward past Albarracin and Teruel; at which latter town it turns abruptly southwards till it enters the province of Valencia, where it again takes a more easterly course, flowing with ever- diminished stream through the rich garden of Valencia, at which city it falls into the Mediterranean, with water which, except in time of flood, scarcely rises above the ankle. – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  13. About half a mile farther on he reached the junction of another road which appeared also to lead northward, verging slightly in an easterly direction. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  14. Great nuisance to think about if the weather's fine, Denville; but when it's a cold, easterly wind, or one's gout's bad, I often feel as if I shouldn't mind being tucked up comfortably. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. The Ebro has its rise from the source, Fontibre, in the province of Santander, and takes a south- easterly course of 466 miles, through the provinces of Santander, Burgos, Navarre, and Aragon, almost parallel with the Pyrenees, till it falls into the Mediterranean, through a sandy delta stretching some fifteen miles into the sea below Amposta. – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  16. As soon as we had brought the entrance of the bay to bear north- north- west, we brought to, and made the signal for the convoy to pass in succession under the Sirius's stern, when they were informed, that I intended, as the wind was easterly, to keep working off under an easy sail till day- light, and that the entrance of the harbour bore north- north- west seven or eight miles; which I supposed they could not have been near enough to have seen before dark. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  17. I had got up to within fifteen rods and as good luck would have it, the bears turned from an easterly course around to the northwest. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  18. Another strong fort, by means of which the Delta was held and overawed, seems to have been Zan or Tanis, now San, situated on what was called the Tanitic branch of the Nile, the next most easterly branch to the Pelusiac. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  19. During the fight the vessels had been moving in a north- easterly direction, and although the Russians were unaware of the fact, Her Majesty's ships had therefore continued in their course. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  20. Deprived of the shelter of the high river walls, we were at once exposed to a heavy easterly wind that had evidently been blowing all day on the desert. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman