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Westerly,

town (1990 pop. 21,605), Washington co., extreme SW R.I., between the Pawcatuck River and Block Island Sound; inc. 1669. Formerly important industries include textile manufacturing (dating from 1814), and granite quarrying (since c.1850). Westerly's current manufactures include musical instruments, and there is a substantial trade market. The town, which serves as a bedroom community and a popular resort, actually embraces 11 different villages. A bridge (1932) connects the village of Westerly with Connecticut.

westerly

1. (esp of the wind) from the west
2. a wind blowing from the west
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It's been moving westerly; it will continue to go westerly,'' she said.
The challenges are that certain area residents will benefit from the westerly expansion of the pit and some, at least, won't feel that they do," says Dorland.
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