from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The horizon at sea; the line where sea and sky seem to meet.
  • n. plural Long lines used for fishing in deep water.


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  • The coast of the Argentine lies to the West, below the sea-line, and some time this morning we crossed the fiftieth parallel of south latitude.


  • Half the sky, from the zenith to the western sea-line, was an astonishing sheet of pure, pale, even gold.


  • The distant sea-line of the north horizon was defined in the calm atmosphere between the north and west points of the compass; but even this did not afford me any idea of the breadth of the lake ….

    Lake Victoria

  • The fancied picture had grown almost real, when the tears filled his eyes, and, to hide his emotion, he turned his face towards the sea-line, opposite the hazy streak that meant land.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • And there he was, going about in a row of square notches against the sea-line, with his coat off, and brandishing some tool, vehemently carrying on to spirits less active than his own.


  • In the middle distance rose up the noble towers and battlements of the knightly town, with the deep sea-line behind them.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • It shone steadfastly until the sea-line hid it, keeping faith with her sleep while I fled away.

    The King Must Die

  • This wall is a continuation of the one visited in Peking, and formerly ended at the sea-line in Shanhaikwan, but the ravages of time and the devastation of man have carried away much of it.

    Travels in the Far East

  • A white sail or two on the horizon was descried by Don John's look-out on the maintop; then sail after sail rose above the sea-line, and the enemy came into full view.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • The distant sea-line of the north horizon was defined in the calm atmosphere, but I could get no idea of the breadth of the lake, as an archipelago of islands, each consisting of a single hill rising to a height of two or three hundred feet above the water, intersected the line of vision to the left.

    A Book of Discovery The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole

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