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[nawr-ee-ster] /ˌnɔrˈi stər/
Origin of nor'easter
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A nor'easter on Herschel never dies in debt to a sou'wester.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Charlie Webster had hinted at a nor'easter—even a hurricane.

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
  • One day during a gale, a "nor'easter," when they could hardly stand alone, they saw a schooner wrecked out on the rocks.

    The Seashore Book E. Boyd Smith
  • They never crossed the Gulf Stream in a nor'easter, and they do not know what is best in all weathers.

  • Breaking his own way through the ice often enough—the boat was built for it they say—and plugging through some of the nor'easters!

    The Adventure Club Afloat

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • For the gray dog, racing like the nor'easter over the sea, had already retrieved the fugitive.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • It needed no seaman to prophecy the fate of a boat caught between that rock and a nor'easter.

    Heralds of Empire

    Agnes C. Laut
  • But when I woke up at daylight and heard this nor'easter snortin' through the streets I couldn't stand it a mite longer.

  • It settled into what the cove dwellers called a "nor'easter," and it was not at all pleasant.

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