from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rainbow seen in the spray of the ocean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prismatic bow formed when the sun's rays strike the spray of breaking waves, being reflected and refracted thereby just as by drops of rain. See rainbow.


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  • And as the skater passed in full flight, followed by the ever-turning, wrathful, watchful, shaggy head, up went the short sea-bow, backed with whalebone.

    The Iron Star — and what It saw on Its Journey through the Ages

  • The shore was one great camp; an army gathered; and Ulf found himself nodding greeting to many an old acquaintance as they shouldered through it, Wulf and he, straight for the heart of the throng; Ulf still carrying in one hand his unbent sea-bow, and Wulf, the long, straight, two-handed sword of his father, as well as his own keen axe

    The Iron Star — and what It saw on Its Journey through the Ages

  • But Sennit knew a mate from a master, at a glance; and, without noticing Marble's sea-bow, a slight for which Marble did not soon forgive him, he walked directly aft to me, not well pleased, as I thought, that a ship-master had neglected to be at the gangway to meet a sea lieutenant.

    Miles Wallingford Sequel to "Afloat and Ashore"


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