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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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Paradoxically, the largest (based on femur, pronotum, and wing length) and heaviest males and the smallest females (based on femur and body length), were found at the same site (HRB), in the northwesternmost of our three sites.
Serving northwesternmost Oregon's Clatsop County, the Astorian is owned by East Oregonian Publishing Co.
The first was found in 1954 near Cape Colgate at the mouth of Nansen Sound, the northwesternmost point of Ellesmere Island.
Remarkably, these three localities represent the northwesternmost locality for the species, as well as the westernmost and one of the easternmost ones in South America.
Volcan Cosiguina is the northwesternmost of Nicaragua's series of northwest to southeast trending volcanoes near the Pacific coast.
Computer models run by Sandy Steacy and her colleagues of the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, suggested that December's quake had boosted stress significantly along the northwesternmost portion of the Sunda trench, the precise region in which this week's temblors centered.
The first candidates for holding the status of PLECAs in Armenia are central and eastern Khosrov Reserve in the northwesternmost part of the range and the locality to the north of Shvanidzor and Nuvadi villages in the extreme southeast.
Clearly, the northwesternmost fringes of modern Turkey and the southeasternmost region of Bulgaria bridging the Orient with the Occident may yield enough archaeological evidence to link the chronologies and mutual influences of both the prehistoric cultures of Europe and the Aegean-Anatolian world.
Just outside the town of Kodiak, at the north end, the forests grow tall and thick, with dangling mosses and hanging fogs--this being the northwesternmost extent of the temperate rain forest.
This paper provides a structural analysis of faults affecting Carboniferous rocks in southern Gaspe, which contains the northwesternmost rock exposures of the composite Upper Devonian to Permian Maritimes Basin (Fig.
Most subsequent papers have added relatively little to our understanding of this northwesternmost species of the widespread aquatic snake genus Helicops beyond adding a few locality records.

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