Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The entrance from the sea into a harbor; the approach by sea to a city.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A long, rolling swell of the sea.
“The Peristyle has changed hardly at all, except somehow the floor in front of it has been lowered; there are steps just beyond the woman striding through the foreground, and on the opposite side, under the entrance to the domed Vestibulum, someone has made an opening with stairs down to the lower levels of the Palace, the place where, historically, things were unloaded and loaded from ships at the sea-gate.”
“Gigantic steps lead up from the landing of the sea-gate through the entrance to the courtyard.”
“Hereby the King knew that this must indeed be the daughter of some King or great noble and, going forth of the sea-gate of the palace, went down to the boat, where he found the lady asleep and the fisherman busied in making fast to shore.”
“He crossed the city from end to end, entering by the land-gate, and ceased not faring on till he came out at the sea-gate, for the city stood on the sea-shore.”
“In front of us stretched a wide flight of steps, huge as those which had led us into the courtyard of Nan – Tauach through the ruined sea-gate.”
“The steps lead up from the landing of the sea-gate through the entrance to the courtyard.”
“Figures moved about the stonework which housed the doors, levers turned, slaves hauled huge chains and the sea-gate opened.”
“Tom handed her an ice ax that they had found in the sea-gate control room.”
“We drove up through the sea-gate, and on into Athens.”
“Holding both Dover and Calais the English for two centuries were masters of the narrow sea-gate through which all the trade between northern Europe and the rest of the world had to pass.”
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