Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fog occurring near the coast, extending only a mile or two inland, produced by the mixture of a current of cold air with the warmer saturated air over the sea.

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Examples

  • It was a dizzying thought—that down there, beyond the misty haze of the sea-fog, through the leaves of the cedar trees, the ball might be shining under the water of the bay….

    Blood Ninja II

  • And remember in your playing, as the sea-fog rolls to you,

    A Child's Garden of Verses

  • Then came another rush of sea-fog, greater than any hitherto, a mass of dank mist, which seemed to close on all things like a gray pall, and left available to men only the organ of hearing, for the roar of the tempest, and the crash of the thunder, and the booming of the mighty billows came through the damp oblivion even louder than before.

    Dracula

  • To add to the difficulties and dangers of the time, masses of sea-fog came drifting inland.

    Dracula

  • No sea-fog; no chilling damp: mistless as noon, and fresh as morning.

    Villette

  • Todhunter dashed down his window with violence, and the man in the high hat melted into the sea-fog again.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • During the night a thick sea-fog came on, and it was only now and then that we could see the Barrier over our heads.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Gravesend was filthy with coal-smoke and in winter the sea-fog could lie heavily on a small chest.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • "Only the offing, you say, Dick?" he replied, with some of his old dogmatism as they drifted on and on, the ebb-tide that was bearing them away on its bosom lapping against the sides of the boat with a melancholy sound, though almost deadened by the oppressiveness of the damp sea-fog.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • Soon after the steamer passed Calshott Castle and got into the waters of the Solent, late in the afternoon, the comfort of those on board was not increased by their getting into a thick white woolly sea-fog, which had crept over the Isle of Wight from the Channel.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

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