from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cliff facing the sea, usually formed by the erosive action of waves at its base.


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  • He was a bartender at a lounge called Moonshadows, built on a sea-cliff in Malibu - the city's outermost lantern, glowing in range from the luminescent orbs hanging in rows over its patio to the soft ambiance of its reverberating candles within.

    Grant Whitney Harvey: Moonshadows: Part 1

  • Jabal Mukattam is the old sea-cliff where the Mediterranean once beat and upon whose

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The image in this case was of a young man waking from a dream to see the moon shining on the dark waves pounding on a sea-cliff below his window.

    INTERVIEW: John C. Wright

  • After the Ermida are more ruined houses and ragged plantations upon the narrow shelf between the sea-cliff and the sea: they lead to the hot and unhealthy low town skirting the harbour, a single street with small offsets.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The camp was pitched upon the northern shore of the inner cove, behind the new town, and sheltered by the tall sea-cliff: here stood Old Zibá, whose stones, buried for ages under the sand, are now dug up to build its successor.

    The Land of Midian

  • The latter, whose site is by far the more picturesque and amene, lay upon a long tongue of land backing the slope of the sea-cliff, and attached to the low whitish hillocks and pitons rising down south.

    The Land of Midian

  • The islet itself seems lately to have been two: the neck and head are one, and the body is another; an evident sea-cliff marks the junction, and what appears like a Wady below it, is the upraised sea-bed of coralline.

    The Land of Midian

  • Tonight we'll stay in one of the sea-cliff caves five miles or so from here.

    Wizard and Glass

  • The chief use they made of us was to call for large fatigues to construct terraced dug-outs for them in the sea-cliff, but for several successive nights we had to sleep in our boots with equipment and ammunition beside us, ready for an immediate move.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • Neapeague and the point, the road makes a sweeping détour to the south, bringing us nearer to the sea-cliff, and we hastened to reach the lighthouse before the night made the rough track dangerous.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 of Popular Literature and Science


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