Sentence Examples with the word leeward

In addition, an allowance is made for pressure on the leeward girder according to a scale.

But he looked too nigh the boat; for as if bent upon escaping with the corpse he bore, and as if the particular place of the last encounter had been but a stage in his leeward voyage, Moby Dick was now again steadily swimming forward; and had almost passed the ship,--which thus far had been sailing in the contrary direction to him, though for the present her headway had been stopped.

The sugar farms are mostly on the islands of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kauai, at the bases of mountains; those on the leeward side have the better soil, but require much more irrigating.

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Low down on the leeward side it is dark red and fertile, but still too pervious to retain moisture well.

With the exception of the island of Sombrero they form one of the five presidencies in the colony of the Leeward Islands.

From 1893 to 1894 he was secretary to the governor of the Leeward Islands.

From this cause also, therefore, the leeward side of the valley receives more rain than the windward side.

Tetuaroa and Tubai, besides the three western Leeward Isles, are coral atolls.

Let me only say that it fared with him as with the storm-tossed ship, that miserably drives along the leeward land.

In the volcanic islands a distinction may be observed between the windward and leeward flanks, the moister windward slopes being the more richly clothed.