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to weather a point
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weather \Weath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weathered; p. pr. & vb. n. Weathering.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air. [1913 Webster] [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air To weather his broad sails. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] This gear lacks weathering. --Latimer. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm. [1913 Webster] For I can weather the roughest gale. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] You will weather the difficulties yet. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship. [1913 Webster] 4. (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster] To weather a point. (a) (Naut.) To pass a point of land, leaving it on the lee side. (b) Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against opposition. To weather out, to encounter successfully, though with difficulty; as, to weather out a storm. [1913 Webster]