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- n. a solid wave of water coming aboard the deck of a ship
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a vessel's deck.
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Signs remind visitors that the compound is private, hidden largely away by fences, driveways and the green sea of Nantucket Sound.
The four-point star became five-pointed, the composition of the weave altered slightly, and the Bowl was a green sea with great heaving waves.
"Spew over the side, cain't ye!" was his greeting as I staggered up out of the scuppers and held on for my life; he stood braced without support in a gale that was bringing green sea over the rail in icy showers, soaking me in an instant, but at least it washed my tiffin and supper away.
And from time to time, on the left hand, they caught sight of the long green rollers of the Pacific, with the star – white foam, and behind that the dusk – green sea glimmered over with smoky rose, reflected from the eastern horizon where the bank of flesh – rose colour and pure smoke – blue lingered a long time, like magic, as if the sky’s rim were cooling down.
But to-morrow's work must begin with the dawn, so whilst there was yet light to see their way home across the rolling downs which stretched like a green sea before us, the good-nights were said.