Definition of Against the wind
1. Adverb. In the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing. "They flew upwind"
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Literary usage of Against the wind
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"... was propelled at a rate about one third greater, so as to make at times very perceptible headway against the wind. ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1874)
"To find the velocity of the sound with the wind we must add that of the wind to the normal velocity of sound, and against the wind we must subtract the ..."
3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1882)
"against the wind. there exists an air of perpetual hush, broken only at meal-times—6 AM, 12 M., and 6 PM The tow-boat man takes his slumbers and labors in ..."
4. History of the French Revolution of 1848 by Alphonse de Lamartine (1849)
"They were yet sailing against the wind, but firmer hands were at the helm. xl. General Cavaignac, on his arrival at Paris, received the ministry of war, ..."
5. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"... and suppose a bird at the highest point of one of its gyrations, when it has mounted against the wind and is wheeling to one side or the olher, ..."
6. Buddhist Legends by Buddhaghosa (1921)
"follows, ' Reverend Sir, there are these three substances whose perfume goes only with the wind and not against the wind. What are the three? ..."
7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"... against the wind, it. will be thrown upward ahead of the observer; and when it is projected with the wind, it will be thrown downward toward the earth. ..."