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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the piratical Scandinavian chiefs who with their followers ravaged the coasts of Europe during the early medieval period.

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Examples

  • The hunter, golden bearded like a sea-king, came over the rail and dropped on deck.

    Chapter 25

  • The young sea-king leaped like a tiger at his foe, thrusting with the shards of the blade.

    People of the Dark

  • He wore no helmet, only the great, strangely worked head-band of hard gold, but he bore on his left arm the great shield borne by the dead Rognar; and in his right hand he held the heavy iron mace wielded by the sea-king.

    People of the Dark

  • They fell silent and turned as the young sea-king rose to his feet.

    People of the Dark

  • Ohtere, ancient and awful, gave answering blow; the sea-king 113 he slew, and his spouse redeemed, his good wife rescued, though robbed of her gold, mother of Ohtere and Onela.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • His wife set out in the new steamer and sang to the sea-king.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • ‘Why did you throw stones at me?’ roared the sea-king.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Soon the sage old sire 112 of Ohtere, ancient and awful, gave answering blow; the sea-king 113 he slew, and his spouse redeemed, his good wife rescued, though robbed of her gold, mother of Ohtere and Onela.

    Beowulf

  • Scripture names — a singularly common fashion on the island — and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The old sea-king had died -- leaving young Yaris as the new ruler of his lands and his fleets.

    The Weird Of The White Wolf

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