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leeward

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Definition the direction toward which the wind is blowing
  • The leeward side of the island gets little rain.
  • they were sailing leeward
  • The lion approached from the leeward side.
  • She steered around to the leeward side of the bar and, in the stiller waters, beached as gently as a first kiss.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • leeward = the direction toward which the wind is blowing
  • The angle of the bar and its gentle flow gathered the shells on the leeward side and laid them gently upon the sand without breaking them.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • leeward = the direction toward which the wind is blowing
  • She read the sea and, having learned from the shells, would embark from the leeward side and head straight for land from here.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • leeward = the direction toward which the wind is blowing
  • Leeward and windward coral reefs have different characteristics.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Finding three large sycamores growing close together, we stopped on the leeward side.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • 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
  • "Only some survivors, on the island's leeward side."
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • 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
  • Coast still dimly visible about thirty leagues to leeward.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The door was leeward, but we all knew that later the wind would shift.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • 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
  • In each crack grew a gnarly sea grape tree deformed from leeward winds.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • About fifty miles short of Barbers Point, a base on the leeward side of Oahu, his crew spotted something.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It was a teetering three-story clapboard building, leaning leeward, locked and dark.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato

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