Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dovekie or rotche, Alle nigricans; the little auk. See cut under dovekie.
  • n. In ichthyology, a name sometimes given to the puffers.

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Examples

  • If I might but be a sea-dove, I'd fly across the main,

    Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys

  • If I might but be a sea-dove I ’d fly across the main,

    The Last Buccaneer

  • "Oh, that is nothing," said Cenni, lightly, "and that may be spoken of; but the 'step-ladder,' the 'Sultan of Morocco,' and the 'sea-dove' are strict secrets, and never to be mentioned anywhere."

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • "But I discovered soon enough that the sea-turtle was not a sea-dove, did I not?"

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • "In stormy weather the little sea-dove is most happy, because it is then that the waves are laden with small fish and crabs.

    Stories of Birds

  • There are four now: the step-ladder, the Sultan of Morocco, the sea-dove, and now Father Paphuntius. "

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • "If I might but be a sea-dove, I'd fly across the main --

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

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