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  • n  the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  • s  toward the northwest
  • r  in a northwestward direction

  • On that day the drift of the ice floes shifted and the three ships began to move northwestward toward the North Pole.
  • Under French-trained General Estigarribia the Paraguayans, born short-end fighters, had harried the Bolivians northwestward across the jungle to the Pilcomayo River, backed them up .
  • The storm whirled northwestward, grazed Santo Domingo, isolated the Bahamas, cut off all wireless communication.

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