off the wind


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off the wind

Nautical
In a direction away from the wind.
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Merthyr fly fisherman Philip Jehu shrugged off the wind and rain at Upper Neuadd Reservoir to catch rainbows to 3lb and wild brown trout to 12oz.
WARM-HEARTED It was a chilly day but the good humour took the edge off the wind for this Boxing Day Dip, by Joe's Photos
DIALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Diala's media director declared today that a local government delegation will head to Iran to discuss important matters, including the cut off the Wind River waters and the weakness of electricity supplied by Iran.
Ramirez shrugged off the wind early but succumbed when the Rio Mesa High of Oxnard graduate yielded three two-run homers in a two-inning span to put Tulane ahead 7-6 in the seventh.
With just the mainsail out, the boat heeled hard off the wind onto a port reach.