Should the gale increase, the danger of attempting to beat off that lee shore would be great.
Thus during the long morning they endeavored to claw off the lee shore.
I was deep in the bottle-neck bight of the sands, jammed on a lee shore, and a strong flood tide sweeping me on.
The coast was a lee shore––all rocks and islands and cliffs.
The northerly wind was rising; if it blew into a gale the Spaniards would be on a lee shore.
Put five shot-holes in her water-line, and left her on a lee shore.
The wind was from the west, and the fleet was standing in for Brest, the French coast being a lee shore.
Let us suppose that you are caught on a lee shore, and for some reason cannot claw off.
We had sea room, and no lee shore to fear, and the ship was stanch, and no sailor can ask for more than that.
But it is an excellent place of refuge for steamers, which need not apprehend so much the danger of getting on a lee shore.