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leeward
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Treasure Island
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  • As I did so, I let go of the tiller, which sprang sharp to leeward, and I think this saved my life, for it struck Hands across the chest and stopped him, for the moment, dead.
  • You see, sir," he went on, "if once we dropped to leeward of the landing-place, it’s hard to say where we should get ashore, besides the chance of being boarded by the gigs; whereas, the way we go the current must slacken, and then we can dodge back along the shore."

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  • The leeward side of the island gets little rain.
  • they were sailing leeward

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