lee side

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Noun1.lee side - the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
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I was on the lee side of the forecastle, and the main- sail, which was still drawing, concealed from me a certain portion of the after-deck.
Several men picked up the hatch-cover with its ghastly freight, carried it to the lee side, and rested it on the boats, the feet pointing overboard.
I saw him shift along for a couple of inches, and I was just about to order him back--the words were trembling on the tip of my tongue--when I was struck with great force by a heavy figure that had leaped through the air upon me from the lee side. It was one of the crew.
There were the legs of the two gentlemen and the skirts of her aunt visible (and stationary) on the lee side of the deck.
His favorite stunt, when he isn't collecting rattlesnakes, is to wait for a forty-mile-an-hour breeze, and then get up and walk on the parapet of a skyscraper--on the lee side, mind you, so that if he blows off there's nothing to fetch him up but the street.
Tenders are invited for Improvement To The Existing Wharf For 33.50 M From Ch.170 M To 204 M On The Lee Side Of Break Water At Androth For Iif Vessel
On Earth, a similar wave structure on the lee side of mountains--created when stable air flows over high peaks--is called a mountain wave.