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  • noun Attributive form of sea anemone

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Examples

  • In the opinion of Thomas Hardy, her diaphanous beauty belonged to a different order of being – a 'sea-anemone without shadow' or a miraculous dancing doll like Coppelia, apparently brought to life by the toymaker's magic, 'in which, if you press a spring, all the works fly open'.

    'A Stange Eventful History'

  • Go, Lewes, and clap a hideous sea-anemone into a glass: I will put a cabman under mine, and make

    Roundabout Papers

  • Whilst all her womb was open and soft, and softly clamouring, like a sea-anemone under the tide, clamouring for him to come in again and make a fulfilment for her.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Voyage of the Astrolabe that an Actinia or sea-anemone, as well as a flexible coralline allied to Sertularia, both possess this means of offence or defence.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Voyage of the Astrolabe that an Actinia or sea-anemone, as well as a flexible coralline allied to Sertularia, both possess this means of offence or defence.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • In other words, the sea-anemone corresponds to the inner fleshy part of the oyster, and the stone to which the one creature clings corresponds to the shell which encases the other.

    The History of Animals

  • Of the sea-nettle, or sea-anemone, there are two species; and of these one species lives in hollows and never loosens its hold upon the rocks, and the other lives on smooth flat reefs, free and detached, and shifts its position from time to time.

    The History of Animals

  • The sea-nettle, or sea-anemone, clings to rocks like certain of the testaceans, but at times relaxes its hold.

    The History of Animals

  • Her sea-anemone mouth had fallen agape, and he could still see the way the red neon from the Kirin beer sign had reflected off her orthodontic braces.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Her sea-anemone mouth had fallen agape, and he could still see the way the red neon from the Kirin beer sign had reflected off her orthodontic braces.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

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