to howl in off the fen


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That night, as the wind continued to howl in off the fen, Beth lay in bed, thinking of the past.
Source: Guide Star by Joy Ellis

What does to howl in off mean?

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  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    Note that in "to howl in off the fen"
    in (adv.) = inwards -> towards the speaker
    Off (prep.) = from (Compare: A: "Where did you get that apple?" B: "It came off/from my apple tree.")
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