Lee-gage

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lee-gage the sheltered or safe side:—opp. to Weather-gage
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hleów, shelter; Ice. hlé, Low Ger. lee; prov. Eng. lew.

Usage

In literature:

To the latter conduced also the lee-gage, which the French had.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Cambridge, Gage captures powder at, 52; Mob threaten Danforth, Lee and Oliver, 281.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
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In poetry:

He gained the weather-gage of both,
He held them both a-lee;
And gun for gun, till set of sun,
He spoke them fair and free;
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

Gary Lee Gage left this incarnation at 11:15 pm on Christmas to be home with his beloved Sonnie Lee Bearden who preceded him in 2006.
Lee Memorial Health System has received an honorable mention in the 2012 Gage Award category of Improving Population Health for its innovative Lee Physician Group Dunbar United Way House.
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