Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local name of various birds
  • n. A fish, the sapphirine gurnard, Trigla hirundo.

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Examples

  • The horizon's edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud

    A Visit from Uncle Walt

  • As Monsieur le Curé plunged in his long rake and drew it back heavy with those excellent bivalves for which the restaurant at The Three Wolves has long been famous, his tall black figure, silhouetted against the distant sea and sky, reminded me of some great sea-crow fishing for its breakfast.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • The horizon’s edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud;

    There was a Child went Forth

  • The horizon's edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance

    Leaves of Grass [1867]

  • The horizon's edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud,

    Leaves of Grass

  • The horizon's edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud; --

    Poems By Walt Whitman

  • When the flying fish is weary of the air, or thinketh himself out of danger, he returneth to the water, where the albicore meeteth him; but sometimes his other enemy, the sea-crow, catcheth him in the air before he falleth.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07

  • -- "I know it," cried the conjurer, "thou art a northern crow, -- a sea-crow; not a crow of prey, but

    The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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