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- n. Ocean conditions very windblown and messy, possibly to the point of being inimical to surfing and other water sports.
Reputed to come from the big windblown rolling seas in the movie and television series Victory at Sea. (Wiktionary)
It was, he realized, Leap Day of the Boreal Moon — traditionally a portentous time for the island of High Blenholme, when significant things might be expected to happen … such as a victory at sea for the navy of Crown Prince Honigalus!