from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The middle of the sea; the open sea.


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  • You can insulate yourself mid-sea by singing a familiar tune; you can emblazon "tomorrow" on your forearm to steel yourself for the struggle; but you must obey just one instruction: follow the boat.

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  • According to former NRC Commissioner Victor Gilinsky in a May 13, 2004 letter to the New York Review of Books, a complicated clandestine scheme featuring multiple "front" organizations and a dramatic mid-sea transfer smuggled 200 tons of uranium ore into Israel in 1968, avoiding European Atomic Energy Commission controls.

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  • So they drifted at the mercy of the waves, till the craft neared a rock in mid-sea which fell upon her336 and broke her up and all on board were drowned, save King Badr Basim who got astride one of the planks of the vessel, after having been nigh upon destruction.

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  • So a weekend trip to a small island in Malaysia included among other things, a dog chase and a jump from one ferry to another in mid-sea.

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  • The open ocean widened upon either board, and the hills of the mainland began to go down on the horizon, before she came to her unhomely destination, and lay-to at last where the rock clapped its black head above the swell, with the tall iron barrack on its spider legs, and the truncated tower, and the cranes waving their arms, and the smoke of the engine-fire rising in the mid-sea.

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  • The following year, through complex covert operations involving European front companies and mid-sea transfers from one vessel to another, Israel managed to obtain two hundred tons of uranium ore that had been stockpiled in Antwerp.

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  • I forget where I am, and pose like a solitary beacon on a rock in mid-sea, whilst the tides rush and roar about it.


  • Soon the rushes would become inert, stranding the craft in mid-sea.

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  • The South Wind sighed: -- 'From the Virgins my mid-sea course was ta'en

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  • Far beneath them the waves tossed themselves tumultuously in mid-sea, or rolled a white surf line upon the long beaches, or foamed against the rocky cliffs, with a roar that was thunderous in the lower world, although it became a gentle murmur, like the voice of a baby half asleep, before it reached the ears of Perseus.

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