lie off


w>lie off

vi (Naut: = be anchored nearby) → vor Anker liegen; the ship lay off Aberdeendas Schiff lag vor Aberdeen vor Anker
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The master of the merchantman assured him that from the position at which they had picked him up, and the prevailing winds for the past week he could have been on no other island than one of the Cape Verde group, which lie off the West Coast of Africa in about 16x or 17x north latitude.