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  • The salt sea-wave grew fresh, and, twice a day, manna

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • In his book Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, King wrote about those mountains based on his 1866 exploration: “For four hundred miles the Sierras are a definite ridge, broad and high, and having the form of a sea-wave.”

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

  • Was it the drip of the sea-wave -- was it the wet clothing that thus clung to the figure which had once more come from the dark ocean depths to avenge her own cause?

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • Just as the last gun of Ramadan was fired, (for it was the termination of that fast and the commencement of Beiram,) we galloped our horses into the sea-wave near the walls of Sidon, which they enjoyed as refreshing to their heated fetlocks, and we found a luxury in the breeze and in the rustling sound of the endless roll of wavelets upon the shelly beach.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • It tells me by voices ever repeated, like the ceaseless sound of the sea-wave on the shore, that I shall be subject to sorrow, impermanence, and unreality so long as I exist, and yet that I cannot cease to exist, nor for countless ages to come, as I can only attain nirvana in the time of a Supreme Buddha.

    Oriental Religions and Christianity A Course of Lectures Delivered on the Ely Foundation Before the Students of Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1891

  • Phrases for Study many a happy return, sad sea-wave.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

  • This is a custom which has been observed from time immemorial; and one should have been there when the first sea-wave was dashed into foam against the shore, to be able to explain why just Kullaberg was chosen as a meeting ground in preference to all other places.

    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • Until near the last, he forgot to sing; then, in the closing of the final hymn, he suddenly remembered, and the clear deep-toned voice pealed out, as before, like the undertone of a great sea-wave, sweeping along.

    Ramona

  • At the same time that this immense aerial undulation started on its tour around the world, another wave but of awful destructiveness, a seismic sea-wave, started on a similar journey.

    Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  • It was accompanied by a great sea-wave, the tide suddenly rising twenty-four feet, and then retiring.

    Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

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