Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The white or polar bear, Ursus or Thalassarctos maritimus. See cut under bear.
- n. The fur-seal Callorhinus ursinus, of the North Pacific, which affords the sealskin of commerce. (See fur-seal.) The name is also common to the various smaller otaries or fur-seals of southern and antarctic waters (species of Arctocephalus), as distinguished from the larger hair-seals called
- n. See seiche.
“The temperature was very low; the thermometer exposed to the air marked 2° or 3° below zero, but we were warmly clad with fur, at the expense of the sea-bear and seal.”
“It sails into icy caverns where the sea-bear barks and stalactites swing green chains.”
“Aft of her, there was a concerted yell of effort and a huge net-wrapped wad of gobbets of oily sea-bear meat was flung over the side.”
“He'd started out with some sea-bear teeth he'd carved into fish and such in his bunk time.”
“That wad of sea-bear meat hooked in its gorge will kill it, most like.”
“The sea-bear first presented himself for a trial of his strength.”
“In the United States the sea-bear of the north has the most valuable skin.”
“The boys looked at it, and a Beggar, who had formerly been in a writing-school and now looked like a sea-bear, said:”
“The only large animal which is still found on Behring Island in perhaps as large numbers as in Steller's time is the _sea-bear_.”
“At certain times of the year the killing of the sea-bear is wholly prohibited.”
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