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Lie-to

(To). To stop the progress of a vessel at sea by reducing the sails and counterbracing the yards; to cease from doing something. A nautical phrase.

“We now ran plump into a fog, and were obliged to lie-to.” —Lord Dufferin.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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