Origin of lee1
Origin of lee2
Examples from the Web for lees
She sent at once for Lees and a séance was held in the Palace.
The voice phenomenon produced by Lees was instantly recognisable as that of the late Consort.
Lees refused the offer, apparently on the advice of his spirit guides, but did not leave the Queen without solace.
So, when she had their report, was the Queen, but before she could take action, she received a letter from the schoolboy Lees.
The Confederate supplies had been captured by Sheridan, and Lees army was almost at the point of starvation.
He had started out to destroy Lees army and he was going to keep hammering away until they were licked.Drum Taps in Dixie|Delavan S. Miller
He was surrounded by his personal staff, and was attentively listening to Captain Lees account of the state of the field.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
In this tangled nook Lees right-hand man was shot through a terrible mistake of his own soldiers.
Soon the positive order came back: General Lees orders are to attack up the Emmitsburg road.Lee and Longstreet at High Tide|Helen D. Longstreet
Word Origin for lees
Word Origin for lee
late 14c., from Old French lies, plural of lie "sediment," probably from Celtic (cf. Old Irish lige "a bed, a lying"), from PIE root *legh- "to lie" (see lie (v.2)).
Old English hleo "shelter, cover, defense, protection," from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (cf. Old Norse hle, Danish læ, Old Saxon hleo, Dutch lij "lee, shelter"). No known cognates outside Germanic; original sense uncertain and might have been "warm" (cf. German lau "tepid," Old Norse hly "shelter, warmth"), which might link it to PIE *kele- (1) "warm." As an adjective, 1510s, from the noun.