lee shore

  1. on a lee shore, in difficulty or danger.

Origin of lee shore

First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for lee shore

Historical Examples of lee shore

  • Hows'ever it needs a good seaman to choose his lee-shore well, no doubt.'

    The Green Hand

    George Cupples

  • Hal exclaimed with a gasp, feeling as if he were stranded on the lee-shore.

  • Now you lubberly sons of swabs have got me on a lee-shore with all anchors draggin!


    George Allan England

  • "A lee-shore, you know," added Captain Trejago, for himself.

  • This made England a lee-shore, and I began to be as glad to get off it, as I had lately been to hug it.

    Afloat And Ashore

    James Fenimore Cooper