from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mass of water shipped on a vessel's deck, so considerable as to present a greenish appearance.
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It was no longer half seen and guessed at, from hints and gleams, as if a girl couched on her green-sea mattress tired her brows with water-globed jewels that sent lances of opal-tinted light falling and flashing in the uncertain air like the flanks of a dolphin leaping, or the flash of
We may not give in this limited space an account of the various vessels which have sailed down the green-sea aisles the last three hundred years.