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  • The leeward side of the island gets little rain.
  • they were sailing leeward
  • The lion approached from the leeward side.
  • I set my travelsack on the leeward side of one of the greystones and the two of us began to set up camp.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • I loved the old fort, and the schooners, the Ruyterkade market with the noisy chickens and squealing pigs, the black people shouting; I loved the koenoekoe with its giant cactus; the divi-divi trees, their odd branches all on the leeward side of the trunk; the beautiful sandy beach at West-punt.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • About fifty miles short of Barbers Point, a base on the leeward side of Oahu, his crew spotted something.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The air moved a little faster and became a light wind, so that leeward and windward side were clearly differentiated.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Let me only say that it fared with him as with the storm-tossed ship, that miserably drives along the leeward land.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Finding three large sycamores growing close together, we stopped on the leeward side.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • A gust that came on howling at the same instant broke his mast in two, hurling his yard and sail far out to leeward.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • No matter how breathless the air when he dug his nest by tree or bank, the wind that later blew inevitably found him to leeward, sheltered and snug.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • The harbor pilot went down into his dinghy and rejoined a little schooner waiting for him to leeward.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • If he had been a gliding shadow before, he now became the ghost of such a shadow, as he crept and circled around, and came up well to leeward of the silent, motionless pair.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • In each crack grew a gnarly sea grape tree deformed from leeward winds.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • An editorial pleaded for the exercise of common sense as Wilson moved to declare war; another celebrated the recent extension of ferry service to the leeward side of the island.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • By now it rambled off on one side into stock-sheds, stores, stables, and barns, and on the other into wash-houses, dairies, cheese-rooms, farm-hands’ rooms, and so on until it three-quarters enclosed a large, beaten-earth yard which lay to leeward of the main house and had a midden for its central feature.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The door was leeward, but we all knew that later the wind would shift.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • "Only some survivors, on the island’s leeward side."
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The wind is blowing hard now and is chilly, but the sun is warm and we lay out our jackets and helmets on the grass on the leeward side of the church for a rest.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Acting on this warning no one answered a word, but after we had gone a little ahead, and the vessel was now lying to leeward, suddenly they fired two guns, and apparently both loaded with chain-shot, for with one they cut our mast in half and brought down both it and the sail into the sea, and the other, discharged at the same moment, sent a ball into our vessel amidships, staving her in completely, but without doing any further damage.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The river sweats 266 Oil and tar The barges drift With the turning tide Red sails Wide To leeward, swing on the heavy spar.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • The boat rolled violently leeward and the man whose skull was ripped open plunged over the side into the madness of the darkness below.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • As it extended, I brought out a line of goods suitable for kings, and a nobby thing for duchesses and that sort, with ruffles down the forehatch and the running-gear clewed up with a featherstitch to leeward and then hauled aft with a back-stay and triced up with a half-turn in the standing rigging forward of the weather-gaskets.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • As soon as this was done, Deerslayer "paid out line," and suffered the vessel to "set down" upon the rock, as fast as the light air could force it to leeward.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Any landsman observing this gentleman, not conspicuous by his stature and wearing no pronounced insignia, emerging from his cabin to the open deck, and noting the silent deference of the officers retiring to leeward, might have taken him for the King’s guest, a civilian aboard the King’s-ship, some highly honorable discreet envoy on his way to an important post.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The instinctive act of humankind was to stand and listen, and learn how the trees on the right and the trees on the left wailed or chaunted to each other in the regular antiphonies of a cathedral choir; how hedges and other shapes to leeward then caught the note, lowering it to the tenderest sob; and how the hurrying gust then plunged into the south, to be heard no more.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Coast still dimly visible about thirty leagues to leeward.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It was a teetering three-story clapboard building, leaning leeward, locked and dark.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • As the wind changed direction I moved Rocinante to keep her always to leeward of our big oaks.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • By this change in her position all her lights were in a very few moments shut off from the boat to leeward.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • After a moment I walked over to leeward and my heart flew into my mouth at the nearness of the land on the bow.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer
  • In the log book he wrote "full gale" again and again, hiding out the storms in some little cove on the leeward sides of an island.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • The helmsman complied; and, as the Scud was now dashing the water aside merrily, a minute or two put the canoe so far to leeward as to render escape impracticable.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • There was just the faintest wind from the westward; but it breathed its last by the time we managed to get to leeward of the last lee boat.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "Now here is Mistress Remarkable Pettibones; just take the stopper off her tongue, and you’ll hear a gabbling worse like than if you should happen to fall to leeward in crossing a French privateer, or some such thing, mayhap, as a dozen monkeys stowed in one bag."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • So altering our course, we sailed north-west and by west, in order to reach the Leeward Islands; but a second storm succeeding, drove us to the westward; so that we were justly afraid of falling into the hands of cruel savages, or the paws of devouring beasts of prey.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • 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.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Not the Windward or Leeward Island colonies, mark you, but within, of course, the Greater of the two Antilles (while the precision of my prose may be, at times, laborious, it is necessary that I identify myself to you clearly).
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • I had several men who died in my ship of calentures, so that I was forced to get recruits out of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, where I touched, by the direction of the merchants who employed me; which I had soon too much cause to repent: for I found afterwards, that most of them had been buccaneers.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • "Do you know about the Leeward and Windward Islands?" he asked me.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • On the wall beyond the counter a list of nearby "Out Isles" was next to a larger column of the well-known Leeward and Windward Islands from St. Kitts and Nevis south to the Grenadines.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The shores of Japan were less than 200 miles to our leeward.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The inn’s having a special buffet, everything on the house, and a meteorologist from the Leeward Islands Weather Control will speak for a few minutes on what happened last night.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • During the magnificent evening of June 25—in other words, three weeks after our departure—the frigate lay abreast of Cabo Blanco, thirty miles to leeward of the coast of Patagonia.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Perhaps they hadn’t seen us go overboard; and even if they had, the frigate—being undone by its rudder—couldn’t return to leeward after us.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • When I arrived on the platform that morning, I saw the Island of Hawaii two miles to leeward, the largest of the seven islands making up this group.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • In the morning I spotted this island’s lofty summits a few miles to leeward.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Helm hard to leeward!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • To leeward is a turtle about forty feet wide, and a serpent quite as long, with an enormous and hideous head peering from out the waters.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I looked for the boat, and, while Wolf Larsen cleared the boat-tackles, saw it lift to leeward on a big sea an not a score of feet away.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
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