E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
meaning creeks or small bays, is to be found in Judges v. 17. Deborah, complaining of the tribes who refused to assist her in her war with Sisera, says Reuben continued in his sheepfolds, Gilead remained beyond
Jordan, Dan in ships, and Asher in his breaches, that is, creeks on the seashore.