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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beast of the sea.

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Examples

  • The guns on the side of the Vanquisher were unprepared for the appearance of the sea-beast, and they failed to fire.

    End of Time

  • Hobbes christened the sovereign state Leviathan, after the demonic sea-beast described in the Book of Job as "king over all the children of pride."

    The Art of Being Ruled

  • Umber preferred not to disrupt the bustling harbor of Kurahaven by riding in on the back of a gargantuan sea-beast.

    DRAGON GAMES

  • Here you're placed in command of a Lovecraftian sea-beast and given the opportunity to terrorise or assist a small sea-going community as you see fit.

    I Wish I Were The Moon / The Majesty of Colours

  • The doctor regarded the new-comer with a restrained astonishment, not unlike that he would have shown if some huge but obviously harmless sea-beast had crawled into his room.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Mirissa stood aside while the little catamaran, like some primeval sea-beast making its first assault on the dry land, heaved itself slowly up the beach on its spinning outboard rollers.

    The Songs of Distant Earth

  • She grew in his screens, a stubby truncated raindrop, ridiculously tiny against the sea-beast hulk of Yonnar.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • Captain Adoniram Tugg was two hundred dollars in pocket, and just because some mysterious sea-beast had seen fit to kill a whale for its tongue!

    Swept Out to Sea Clint Webb Among the Whalers

  • {A horrible sea-beast attacked me, but I slew him.} 55 Lay on my bosom.

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • Or it was like some cyclopean sea-beast sitting above London and letting down its tentacles bewilderingly on every side,

    The Ball and the Cross

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