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On the lee beam

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • On the lee beam directly to the leeward; in a line at right angles to the length of the vessel and to the leeward.
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Usage

In literature:

In an instant they were over, nearly on their beam ends, and a heavy sea rushed over the lee-rail, filling the deck.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
The junk, however, was by this time settling away broad on our lee beam, as we drew ahead, and was showing her weather side to us.
"Overdue" by Harry Collingwood
One huge Spaniard was on her weather, another on her lee-beam, while the other was coming up fast astern on her weather quarter.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Not long after, however, the man at the mast-head discovered a large ship on the lee beam in the direction of Guadaloupe.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Scarcely had the enemy disappeared, when the lookout at the masthead reported a large ship on the lee beam.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The gale continued; and the next morning we thought that we descried land on the lee beam.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
One morning at dawn a stranger was discovered on the lee beam.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
One morning at dawn a stranger was discovered on the lee beam.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
Our exit-porte was on the lee side of the building from the hostile search-beam.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The wind's on our beam," replied Charlie; "I must get her a-lee.
"Bosom Friends" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

I see one face beaming--it listens so well
There must be some music yet left in my shell--
The wine of my soul is not thick on the lees;
One string is unbroken, one friend I can please!
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

On July 23 a 13 year old female contacted the Bozeman Police and reported that she had been forcibly raped by Jameison Lee Beam at his apartment several weeks prior.
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