Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap made to be worn at sea.
  • n. A basket-shaped sponge which sometimes attains great size, found in Florida.

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Examples

  • First, moving with all care, I gradually bailed out the coracle with my sea-cap; then getting my eye once more above the gunwale, I set myself to study how it was she managed to slip so quietly through the rollers.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • He was a retired sea-cap - tain, of the ruthless type that knocks a man down with a belaying-pin, and he made his attack on me in a characteristically

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • Among those I most loved were two widely differing types -- Captain Doane, a retired sea-cap - tain, and Relief Paine, an invalid chained to her couch, but whose beautiful influence permeated the community like an atmosphere.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • "What would you do, Captain Wilder?" interrupted the mate, laying his hand on the shoulder of his commander, who had already thrown his sea-cap on the deck, and was preparing to divest himself of some of his outer garments.

    Great Sea Stories

  • First, moving with all care, I gradually baled out the coracle with my sea-cap; then, getting my eye once more above the gunwale, I set myself to study how it was she managed to slip so quietly through the rollers.

    Treasure Island

  • With her wraps on her arm and her sea-cap in her hand, she stood clinging to the rail-post.

    The Kentons

  • He had tossed his false beard overboard and tied a sea-cap with ear-flaps upon his head.

    The Midnight Passenger : a novel

  • Doffing his sea-cap with the manners of a man accustomed to the world, he bowed to the young lady, and then addressed the captain.

    The Missing Ship The Log of the "Ouzel" Galley

  • As he spoke, he rose in the boat, and lifting his leathern sea-cap from his head, stroked back the thick clusters of black locks which shadowed his sun-burnt countenance, while he viewed his little vessel with the complacency of a seaman who was proud of her qualities.

    The Pilot

  • A light, active form, in the undress attire of a naval officer, sprang upon the taffrail, and waved a sea-cap in salute.

    The Red Rover

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