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Definition of the verb lie off

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  1. [nautical, transitive] To remain at a safe distance from (another vessel or hazard)

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Google previewA Yankee Engineer Abroad (2007)

The East by Frederick Hubbard

To lie off means to come to a compari- tively stationary position at sea. To lie on ( one's oars) means to suspend rowing, or, in the case of a steamer, to stop engines. To consider on and off the coast when at anchor would imply dragging anchor ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

A few islands lie off the coast, and all of any considerable size and importance are at the corners: off the n.e. corner are the Maddalena group, consisting of Maddalena, Caprera, and five or six little islets; off the n.w.. corner is Asinara; and off ...

Google previewThe World Book Dictionary (2003)

See under low1, lie off, to stay not tar from the shore or some other craft: Intending to lie off at Ramsey tor contraband rum (Hall Caine). lie over, a to be left waiting until a later time: That matter can just as well lie over until fall. b to suspend ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

by Maurice Schwartz

lie in an arc extending north from the coast of Venezuela and then trending westwards towards the southern tip of Florida; while other small group of islands lie off the northwestern coast of Venezuela and off the coasts of Central America.

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