from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cliff at the water's edge or extending along shore.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The top of the hill was the edge of the great shore-cliff; and the sun was hanging on the face of the mightier sky-cliff opposite, and the sea stretched for visible miles and miles along the shore on either hand, its wide blue mantle fringed with lovely white wherever it met the land, and scalloped into all fantastic curves, according to the whim of the nether fires which had formed its bed; and the rush of the waves, as they bore the rising tide up on the shore, was the one music fit for the whole.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.