American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to seas or oceans, especially smaller or inland seas.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, living in the high seas; pelagic; marine.
- Of, pertaining to, or restricted to the smaller bodies of water called seas, as distinguished from oceanic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the sea; -- sometimes applied to rocks formed from sediments deposited upon the sea bottom.
- adj. relating to the seas, especially smaller or inland seas
- From French thalassique, from Ancient Greek θάλασσα (thalassa, "sea") + -ique (Wiktionary)
- French thalassique, from Greek thalassa, sea. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Like all Mendelkinder, I was genetically programmed to be a first colonist -- in my case on the first newly discovered pan-thalassic world that needed colonization and development.”
“He shook his head; and I, recalling the crimson chamber in his castle, speculated upon his living arrangements in thalassic caverns I could scarcely conceive.”
“The North Zirks have ridden all the way around it, on hipposaur-back, in the high latitudes, and the thalassic peoples at the Equator have sailed all the five equatorial seas and portaged all the isthmuses between.”
“The thalassic peoples here in the Equatorial Zone are fairly good empirical, teaspoon-measure, chemists.”
“They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and catastrophite, and propellants.”
“They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and propellants.”
“The larger articulations, by their close grouping, break up the sea into the minor thalassic basins which encourage navigation, and thus insure the exchange of their respective cultural achievements.”
“[Sidenote: Mixed population of small thalassic isles.]”
“Thus that gradual expansion of the geographic horizon which has accompanied the progress of history has seen a slow evolution in the value of seaboard locations, the transfer of maritime leadership from small to large basins, from thalassic to oceanic ports, from Lubeck to Hamburg, from Venice to Genoa, as earlier from the Piræus to Ostia, and later from England's little _Cinque Ports_ to Liverpool and the Clyde.”
“In contrast to the changing political connections of thalassic isles, consider the calm or monotonous political history of outlying islands like the Shetland, Faroes, Iceland, Canaries, Madeira, Cape Verde,”
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