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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Upwind or downwind?

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Upwind or downwind?
Upwind: adverb - against the direction of the wind, into the wind.
Downwind: adverb - in the same direction as the wind.
'Gill and Sandra ran for cover into the woods, keeping upwind of the wolf pack so they were less likely to leave a trail of their delicious scent in the air to tempt them.'

'In cities, the poorer quarters are always downwind of the prevailing winds, so they lie in the way of the smells generated by sewage works, tanneries and other noxious fumes of civilisation.'

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