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1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, clockwise 315? from north
2. any area lying in or towards this direction
3. of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc.
4. in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest


1. the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
2. the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
3. (in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes
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First, in the eye of the average northwesterner, who, what, and where are he Baptists?
The fact that you'll get a "Roll Tide" out of Portland's Ellen Urbani, instead of a symmetrically handed "O" or chant of O-S-U, tells you she's not your typical Northwesterner.
I first visited the San Juans in 1996, soon after my conversion from desert rat to mossy Northwesterner.
not so awesome, especially for the average Northwesterner who complains when the temperatures approach 80.
Don't ask a Northwesterner unless you have all day; generations' worth of great ideas pour out.
It's shaping up to be one of those winters when even the most rain-loving Northwesterner could well become tired of "liquid sunshine" long before the real thing returns.
graduated from West Virginia University and speaks with a bit of a Southern drawl, but he said he looks forward to being a Northwesterner.
Northwesterner Judy Duff, of Duffield Farm, calls the mix she sell at Seattle's Pike Place Farmers Market "an artistic event, cross-cultural and eclectic," with blossoms of borage, lavender, pansies, and violas.
Some of his songs are acoustic blues and some R&B, but the tunes that really transport a rain-soaked Northwesterner are tracks that evoke his native Hawaii.
Perry is a Northwesterner, and he works in the Northwest tradition of subdued, misty landscapes.
today released the following statement on the Trump administrations budget proposal to Congress: Oregonians raised hell last year when Trump tried to raise power bills for Pacific Northwesterners by selling off Bonneville Power, and yet his administration is back at it again.
For Northwesterners, another total solar eclipse won't come close until 2044, when the path will extend through the eastern half of British Columbia.

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