Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A polyp of the family Pennatulidæ; a sea-pen.
  • n. A polyp, Virgularia grandiflora; the plumed sea-feather.

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Examples

  • A day came in which one of them, looking far down into the smooth water, saw what is known as a sea-feather, one of the attractive products of those gardens of the seas, growing out of what seemed a rock below him.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • In a minute he was back with the sea-feather in his hand.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • I clutched the stem of the thing with both hands; I braced my feet against the bottom; I gave a tremendous tug and push, and up I came to the top, sea-feather and all!

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • There was a lot of curious things on the piece of rock which had come up with the sea-feather.

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • It was a pretty big thing, for it was a sea-feather over five feet high, -- a regular tree.

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • "No," said I, "take this," and he seized the sea-feather and pulled it in.

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • He just put one hand under my right arm, in which I held the sea-feather, and then we struck out together for the boat.

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • Captain Chris, to sell, if he chose, but I believe he took it back and planted it again in the submarine garden, so that his passengers could see how tall a sea-feather could grow, when it tried.

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • As for the big purple sea-feather, it was a whopper, but too big for me to do anything with it.

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • I thought that if one of them would help me with the sea-feather, which seemed awfully heavy, two of us could certainly swim to the boat with four legs and two arms between us.

    A Jolly Fellowship

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