from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Built at, in, or by the sea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Built for the sea.
- Built on the sea.
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This greenish-blue, shining fish, so round and strong and quick, sea-built for lightning speed, its head formed for cleaving the water, and an elastic arrow-feather as the termination to an almost dangerously slender tail -- it had already been glittering for two days on the stalls in the fish-market.
All along the coast between Aci and Giardini the mountain towers distinct against a sunset sky -- divested of its robe of cloud, translucent and blue as some dark sea-built crystal.
It is true that ships and sea-built vessels cannot ascend the river to lie at these places, but they can approach them.