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  • v. to beat to windward to avoid being driven on to a lee shore


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  • It was a dangerous adventure, and the second landing revealed the danger, for while the Caroline was trying to claw off the land again a Spanish guarda-costa lugger came gliding round the point with all sail set.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy


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