from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pool or sheet of salt water.


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  • Even in October the temperature of the favourite's apartment was deliciously reviving after a morning in the bazaars or the dusty streets, and I never came back to its wet tiles and perpetual twilight without the sense of plunging into a deep sea-pool.

    In Morocco

  • I became aware that though I could see into the thought of Amroth as easily and directly as one can look into a clear sea-pool, with all its rounded pebbles and its swaying fringes of seaweed, there was in the girl's mind a centre of thought to which I was not admitted, a fortress of personality into which I could not force my way.

    The Child of the Dawn

  • I walked to the edge of the cliff -- for I had never visited the place before -- and looked at the deep sea-pool, forty feet below me, into which

    Swallow: a tale of the great trek

  • You look through the glass, and find yourself looking into a deep sea-pool, with low stone-grey rocks studded with sea-anemones in full bloom.

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

  • Behind each of these is a sea-pool like the first one.

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

  • When she mistrusted or suspected me, there came a kind of cloud out from the central thought, as if a turbid stream were poured into the sea-pool, which obscured her thoughts from me, though when she came to know me and to trust me, as she did later, the cloud was gradually withdrawn; and I perceived that there must be a perfect sacrifice of will, an intention that the mind should lie open and unashamed before the thought of one's friend and companion, before the vision can be complete.

    The Child of the Dawn

  • Sure it's a sorrow to me to leave you in grief, but if you'll go down to the edge of the water, at the place you took me from, where the runnin 'water falls into the sea-pool, you'll be having there against your breast in no time the child of your own that I never was and never could be. "

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • Now, we're close to the sea-pool; but the tide's too far in to fish that just now, so we'll go up to the next one, if you like. "

    The Eagle Cliff


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