from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sea-shore.
  • noun A bank or mole to defend against the sea.


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  • But when they came, all thanking God, to the pitch and slope of the sea-bank, leading on towards Watchett town, and where my horse had shied so, there the little boy jumped up, and clapped his hands at the water; and there (as Benita said) they met their fate, and could not fly it.

    Lorna Doone

  • I was the other day talking on the sea-bank with certain Venetians; and thither comes the bauble, and, by this hand, she falls me thus about my neck —

    Othello, the Moore of Venice

  • Here we could see the townlet covering a low point projecting into the Sharm; a few large and some small tenements formed the body, whilst the head was the little Burj built, some fourteen years ago, upon the tall sea-bank to the north.

    The Land of Midian

  • He went one morning by moon-light, and, coming to the sea-bank, undressed himself, and cast in his nets.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Volume 01

  • It may be restored to us in broken glimpses, in little stirrings and ripples on the face of the water, in rumours and whispers among the margin-reeds, in sighings of the wind across the sea-bank.

    The Complex Vision

  • On the sea-bank of yellow crumbling earth lizards flashed about me in the sunshine.

    By the Ionian Sea

  • He was born, he said, at Walpole, in Norfolk, on the old Roman sea-bank, between the Wash and the deep Fens.

    The Hermits

  • When they had landed on the deep seashore and a sea-bank sheltered from the wind, they strewed their beds, and their hands were busy with firewood.

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • Pray for the peace of Zion, and pity those poor things who would be content to go from one sea-bank to the other, to be in your place to-day.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • "Where are you?" shouted Dick, who was ahead now and hurrying along the track that struck off to the big reed-beds and then away over the fen to the sea-bank.

    Dick o' the Fens A Tale of the Great East Swamp


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