But before it came a change of wind; preceding which, as the southeaster died, there were a few moments of calm.
Inside another hour there was no doubt that we were in for a southeaster.
The southeaster sends endless battalions of waves rolling up there when it blows.
That had poured itself out and given place to a southeaster.
When a southeaster blows the breakers beat with terrific force against the docks.
Perhaps it is wrong of us to curse this wind, for on board the Fram they are rejoicing that a southeaster has at last sprung up.
As this small bit of land is low-lying, more than once when a southeaster has raged, the tiny isle has become entirely submerged.
Meantime the southeaster, dead ahead and blowing harder every minute, was sending its seas further and further aft.
He had an ugly trip down the coast: lost his deck load and three men overboard in a southeaster off Nantucket Shoals.
Many a time had Captain Bean weathered Hatteras in a southeaster, but never had he met such a storm of feminine fury as this.