from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. the situation of a vessel, going free, when she has fallen off so much as to bring the wind round her stern, and to take her sails aback on the other side.
  • n. See under By, and Bring.


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  • No man alive can say as Finbar O’Toole don’t know better’n to sail by the lee shore.

    City of Glory


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