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- n. The sea when it is very rough due to strong winds and storms, such that the sea encroaches much further inland than is normal, often causing damage.
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- n. the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
“if observations taken from an open boat in a high sea should differ ten miles from the truth; but I judge that Mr. Bass's quadrant must have received some injury during the night of the 31st, for a similar error appears to pervade all the future observations, even those taken under favourable circumstances.”
Off Rame Head, carrying a high sea on the quarter, we were badly pooped; the tug broached to and we were in a nasty mess.