Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sea-faring people.

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Examples

  • Who of all the sea-folk had not heard the wild, bloody tales told of Conan, the wild rover who had once been a captain of the Barachan pirates, and one of the greatest scourges of the sea?

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Presently, although no sound had been heard, she looked up, with that apparently intuitive sense of what is happening at sea, which sea-folk seem to possess, and perceived an orange-sailed fishing boat just rounding the headland and making for the open sea.

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • The war-gear of the sea-folk all gather'd together.

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • On the other side of the stream the herald of the vikings (or pirates) stood, and with a loud voice gave the scornful message of the sea-folk to the

    Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days

  • But Ruddy was bred of sea-folk who do not expect quick results.

    The Heart of Rachael

  • Never before had so many of the sea-folk been gathered together at one place, and the noise of their tails flapping through the water brought all the little fishes and great sea monsters out, eager to know what was happening.

    An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls

  • "This comes from Provence, too," she said in answer to my pleading, "and will show you that sea-folk can sometimes be merciful."

    The Fairies and the Christmas Child

  • But to-day the indifferent attitude of the peasants made the sea-folk eye them with suppressed rage.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 01

  • The jovial but conservative sea-folk never varied their utterance on those many solemn occasions when a foreigner, for the purpose of evaporating, paid in advance for the hire of a boat, or was supposed to have done so.

    South Wind

  • Southerner; that men, refusing to believe what is improbable, reserve their credulity for what is utterly impossible; in brief, that the prosaic sea-folk of Nepenthe were like everybody else in possessing a grain of stupidity in their composition -- "which does not bring us much further," he would add ....

    South Wind

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