from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To clue up the lee side of (a sail).
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To the main-sail and fore-sail there is a sheet and tack on each side; the latter of which is a thick rope serving to confine the weather-clue of the sail down to the ship's side, whilst the former draws out the lee-clue or lower-corner on the opposite side.
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