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north shore

[cf. NOR'SIDE] n. the windward shore (not necessarily on the north side of an island): 1976 The reefs in the Bahamas lie Mostly on the windward shore (what people on many islands call the north shore) where the polyps are constantly supplied with fresh food blown on the shore by the strong easterly wind (Evans & Young 8). (Exuma, Mayag., White)

◊The easterly winds in the quot. refer to the trade winds, which often come out of the northeast (J. P. Holm p.c.).

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-17 02:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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