In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Nauticalsotavento masculine(tide/side/shore) de sotaventoin the lee of the building — al abrigo del edificio
- I chose instead to fish the lee shore, hoping for a picture fish.
- A single vessel can moor in the lee of either island but it is not a comfortable place to stay.
- You can normally tell the lee side from the windward side by looking for cornices.
- I could see white caps in the channel, it was time to seek shelter on the lee shore.
- Canberra moved to the lee side of Christmas Island until the possible danger had passed.
- Choppy it was but as we got farther out into the lee of the outer islands the sea calmed considerably.
- Suddenly, in the lee of a large dune, she spotted the glow of a campfire.
- The camp lies to the right in the lee of the cliff.
- The pair had set up a tent in the lee of a dune.
- The locals keep saying the lee side (the sunny side).
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