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Lee

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Under the lee of the land. Under the shelter of the cliffs which break the force of the winds. (Anglo-Saxon, hleo, a shelter.)

Under the lee of a ship. On the side opposite to the wind, so that the ship shelters or wards it off.

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To lay a ship by the lee, or, in modern nautical phraseology, to heave-to, is to arrange the sails of a ship so that they may lie flat against the masts and shrouds, that the wind may strike the vessel broadside so that she will make little or no headway.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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