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lee shore

noun
1.
a shore toward which the wind blows.
Idioms
2.
on a lee shore, in difficulty or danger.
Origin of lee shore
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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  • The sky was also bright and clear, and they had not the danger of a lee shore.

  • I don't say so to many, haven't said it to any one but you, but it looks to me as if I were on a lee shore.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Thus during the long morning they endeavored to claw off the lee shore.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • "I am jammed on a lee shore this time, if ever I was," muttered Lingard.

  • The coast was a lee shore––all rocks and islands and cliffs.

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • A ship on a lee shore stands out to sea to escape shipwreck.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • Your ship's in irons, Master Silver; you're on a lee shore, and so you'll find.

    Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
  • There we lay on a lee shore, without a possibility of getting off it.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • Put five shot-holes in her water-line, and left her on a lee shore.

    The Story of Our Submarines

    John Graham Bower
  • Let us suppose that you are caught on a lee shore, and for some reason cannot claw off.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day

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