Usage examples for windward

  1. At last, when they were almost dead with wet, cold, fatigue and danger, a vessel came in sight and crept slowly up, about two miles to windward of the distressed boat. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  2. When Captain Shaw was coming home,- if, as I say, it was Shaw,- rather to the surprise of everybody they made one of the Windward Islands, and lay off and on for nearly a week. – The Man Without a Country by Edward E. Hale
  3. Men and bags together were lifted clean up in the air on the windward side, and the silk envelope, not yet completely filled, at once escaped from the net and, flying upwards to a height estimated at 10, 000 feet, came to earth again ninety miles away in a score of fragments. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  4. By carrying a press of sail, however, we were enabled, towards night, to get into clearer water, and by four A. M. on the 1st of September, having beat to windward of a compact body of ice which had fixed itself on the lee shore about Cape York, we soon came into a perfectly open sea in Barrow's Strait, and were enabled to bear away to the eastward. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  5. He was to windward of the heap. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  6. Now, watch me sail her up to windward." – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  7. Come to the windward of Joe Rix? – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  8. As we stood in, finding we could fetch the windward part of the island, I steered in for Sydney- bay; and as we drew near, I observed the Supply lying to in the bay, and the signal upon the shore was flying, that long- boats, or any other boats might land, without any danger from the surf. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  9. For culinary purposes you may divide the fish into sea- fish, lagoon- fish and river- fish; the first division, the sea- fish, are excellent eating, and are in enormous quantities, particularly along the Windward Coast on the Great West African Bank. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  10. Up to windward all of you. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. But even that wasn't bad, if we selected only the port side of our bread and chicken, leaving windward bits to the Arabs. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  12. He removed it and entered the cabin, where he found Mynheer Von Stroom clinging to windward with the grasp of death,- but it was not death, but the paralysis of fear. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. Our anchors wouldn't hold to windward of her." – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  14. She pointed to the windward sky. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  15. The boats were far out of sight, as they believed, to windward. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. He stared off to windward, looking to see what had broken the force of the seas.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  17. A plan has occurred to me that may possibly have the effect of helping the boats to go to windward, and I should like you all to try it. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood