Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as grass-wrack.
- n. Coarse seaweeds of any kind that are cast upon the sea-shore, such as fuci, Laminariaceæ, etc.; oreweed. See wrack, fucus.
“In a long-forgotten review of a long-forgotten book, Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell, the much-racked William Golding wrote: We walk among the layers of disintegrating coral, along the straggling line of 'brown sea-wrack, dizzy with jumping sand hoppers'.”
“The smells of salt and sea-wrack were more intense here, the road more cluttered with trash, the passersby more colorfully garbed and noisier than any on the concourse, unless you counted Droppa.”
“Round his neck hung a string of shells, unevenly threaded, with some sort of wooden charm obviously carved by the boy himself from a piece of sea-wrack.”
“Captain declaring that another squall was coming, presently made them hurry back to the house, laden, however, with sea-wrack and spindrift.”
“So the poor overmatched bird doubtless argued; and ashamed of his fears, which were but too well founded, and doubtful of his instincts, which he should have trusted, the gander turned again to the little eddy of sea-wrack amid which, with soft guttural love-calls, he summoned his harem to many”
“In some of the islands off the Scotch coasts, sea-wrack (_Fucus vesiculosus_) forms the chief support of horses and cattle in the winter months.”
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“He fastened his horse to a young hazel and crossed the sandy interval between the mainland and the rock, sea-wrack bladders bursting under his feet, and the smells of seaweed dominant over the odours of the winter wood.”
“Elsie and Jim had been busy ever since the return of the tide, about noon, dragging to shore the masses of sea-wrack that the recent storms had loosened and sent adrift.”
“Don't you think you ought to send those children to school, Mrs. McAravey?" asked the clergyman, whose kind heart had been touched, on the occasion of a recent pic-nic, to see the half-drowned little ones toiling amid the heaps of wet and writhing sea-wrack.”
“Bromine may come from sponges, or sea-wrack, perhaps.”
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