from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The outline of a shore or coast.


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  • The coast-line is incredibly scenic and sparsely inhabited but didn't find the beach at Playa Azul and the port city of Lazaro Cardenas, attractive.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Again I turned my face to leeward, and again I saw the jutting promontory, black and high and naked, the raging surf that broke about its base and beat its front high up with spouting fountains, the black and forbidden coast-line running toward the south-east and fringed with a tremendous scarf of white.

    Chapter 28

  • Do they have a right to a country where they control its borders, military, air space, immigration, and coast-line?

    Matthew Yglesias » A Back and Forth on Israel

  • Latuya Bay called loudest, so that the summer of 1898 found him and his wife threading the mazes of the broken coast-line in seventy-foot Siwash canoes.


  • The coast-line appears to be of the Atlantic, not the Pacific type, and may owe its position and trend to a great fault, or series of faults, in the line of which the range of volcanoes, Mt Melbourne, Mt Erebus, and Mt Discovery, stand.

    Perspective of Antarctica in 1911

  • To explain the situation, a short description of the coast-line is necessary.

    The South Pole~ Northward

  • Meanwhile there are a number of beautiful beaches along that coast-line north and south and wonderful camping experiences likely to be found at all of them.

    Beach Camping - First Timer

  • That explains why there were relatively open and free economies in the swamps of Venice, the undersea parts of Holland, the Levant coast-line, and in the 1600 wildernesses of New England--there were not yet any elites, intellectuals or massive governmental bureaucracies to stifle the commercial activities of the common people.

    From Poverty to Prosperity Watch, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • KING: And then our American dispatch from Portland, Maine, the state known for its breathtaking coast-line, its independent streak takes a leading role in the health care debate.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2009

  • We must not forget any threats coming from Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and the piracy taking place off the Somalian coast-line.

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