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.
“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 ….”
“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.”
“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.”
“It shone steadfastly until the sea-line hid it, keeping faith with her sleep while I fled away.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
‘sea-line’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for sea-line.