Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name applied by arctic navigators to the bounding-line between the frozen and the open sea.

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Examples

  • As soon as she was back, standing with Kai and Bonnard, the adult giff waddled forward, took up the grass and then, returning to the sea-edge, dropped off.

    Cattle Town

  • They had disappeared while still following the same straight course away from the world of land-livers, as if they were intending to drop over the sea-edge into space, and never return to earth again.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • As soon as she was back, standing with Kai and Bonnard, the adult giff waddled forward, took up the grass and then, returning to the sea-edge, dropped off.

    Dinosaur Planet

  • I got up from where I lay, and stood at the sea-edge looking northward.

    The King Must Die

  • Here is a seductive one "on the sea-edge," and another whose principal glory is its sanitary certificate.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Volume 158, March 24, 1920.

  • But as he dressed his armour he was aware of a knight coming swiftly from a little wood that lay towards the sea-edge.

    King Arthur's Knights The Tales Re-told for Boys & Girls

  • Again he saw her, the merest white speck moving against the white, muttering sea-edge.

    Sons and Lovers

  • Again he saw her, the merest white speck moving against the white, muttering sea-edge.

    Sons and Lovers

  • They turned to follow the sea-edge, and suddenly discovering a working crack, dashed over it and hastened on until they were in line between Safety Camp and Castle Rock.

    The Voyages of Captain Scott : Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition

  • The big door of the stronghold was open, and through it I could see the white beach and the sea-edge, where Lancelot stood scanning the horizon with the spy-glass.

    Marjorie

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  • "A name applied by arctic navigators to the bounding-line between the frozen and the open sea." --CD

    April 13, 2011

  • So they don't fall off?

    April 14, 2011