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This week's theme: short words.
lee (lee) noun
2. The side (of a ship, for example) that's sheltered or away from the direction from which the wind blows.
Of or pertaining to the side that's away from the wind.
[From Middle English, from Old English hleo (shelter).]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"Sunlight spread in waves across eerily calm fields in the lee of the woods ..." Paul Evans; Wednesday Radio; The Guardian (London, UK); Oct 30, 2002.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. -Horace Mann, educational reformer (1796-1859)