from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worn or abraded by the sea.


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  • It was as the calm of one who had crossed chaos to bless poor sea-worn men with the word that all was well.


  • "I thought we were just building a nice affordable interior that reflected our love of the sea-worn 'hutacillios' that dot Baja California's beacheside" states Mollusk owner Spencer Sumerhador.

    Steven Nereo: The Silent Crisis

  • They were all guilty, from young Ardmore, a pink cherub of nineteen outward bound for some clerkship in the Consular Service, to old Captain Bentley, grizzled and sea-worn, and as emotional, to look at, as a Chinese joss.

    Under the Deck Awnings

  • Among the most interesting was a trio of “sea-worn old whaleship captains” who were going to Hawaii to rejoin their commands.


  • They looked at the sea-worn rocks; they needed no words of question or answer.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • She had hoped to find relief, but as she stood on the porch at the sea-worn Inn at Rodanthe awaiting the oncoming storm, she felt the world bearing down hard.

    Nights in Rodanthe

  • The sea-worn armored truck hanging off the wall at a right angle.


  • An actual seagull was dozing beside a twisted, seemingly sea-worn chunk of wood.

    Tek Net

  • Their faces pale and sea-worn, all ghostly through the night

    Ghostly Crew

  • The glossy hat was a mockery to his bold sea-worn face, and his big knuckles were almost bursting through the soft kid with indignation at the affront put upon them.

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea


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