Definition of south by east or west in English:

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south by east (or west)

Between south and south-south-east (or south-south-west).
Example sentences
  • The original Malvern house, dating from the seventeenth century, was situated one mile south by east from the Crew house.
  • It therefore very soon starts to bend slightly eastwards running south, south by east, south east by east then south east.
  • From Parkerville the course of the river is south by east, receiving on its way the waters of Haun Creek and Crooked Creek, which enter it from the south and about a mile apart.
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