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Moby-Dick: Head winds

Head winds

  1. wind blowing in a direction opposite to the heading of a moving object

The word head winds appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 11 > Sentence 2:

For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim), so for the most part the Commodore on the quarter-deck gets his atmosphere at second hand from the sailors on the forecastle.

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