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leeward
used in Treasure Island

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Definition
the direction toward which the wind is blowing
  • 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.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (65% in)
  • 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."
    Chapter 17 — Narrative Continued by the Doctor: The Jolly-boat's.... (24% in)

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