from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as sea-beat.


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  • He quotes Loren Eiseley, the great writer-naturalist: "The sea-beaten coast, the fierce freedom of its hunting hawks, possessed and spoke through him" (43).

    Robinson Jeffers 2010

  • He spake, and mounted the ship first of all; and so the rest of the chiefs followed, and, sitting in order, seized the oars; and Argus loosed for them the hawsers from under the sea-beaten rock.

    The Argonautica 2008

  • Who can guess how much firmness the sea-beaten rock has taught the fisherman? how much tranquillity has been reflected to man from the azure sky, over whose unspotted deeps the winds forevermore drive flocks of stormy clouds, and leave no wrinkle or stain? how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?

    Nature 2006

  • I frankly admit “a little learning is a dangerous thing” in this interesting branch of natural science, and therefore cannot pledge myself to give details, while eager to set forth a few of the objects of interest, which present themselves to the open-minded though uninformed observer of sea-beaten rocks, mud flats, coral reefs, and the open sea.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber 2003

  • Albeit in the yeere of our Lord 1580 there arriued the ship called San Lorenzo, being wonderfull sore sea-beaten, the eight of October, which was accounted as a myracle for that the like had not beene seene before.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation 2003

  • Well; ascend the innumerable fiords that indent those sea-beaten shores, and stop at the sixty-fifth degree of latitude.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth 2003

  • He had been searching for the lad upon this dreary, sea-beaten shore, without a thought of anything beyond.

    Culm Rock The Story of a Year: What it Brought and What it Taught Glance Gaylord

  • It was, indeed, necessary to take flight, for Perseus had not done the deed so quietly but that the clash of his sword and the hissing of the snakes and the thump of Medusa's head as it tumbled upon the sea-beaten sand awoke the other two monsters.

    Myths and Legends of All Nations Famous Stories from the Greek, German, English, Spanish, Scandinavian, Danish, French, Russian, Bohemian, Italian and other sources Various

  • With the wind rose also the voice of the ocean, murmuring along the curving shores of the bay, distinctly heard in the silence of the night by the solitary soldier, whose thoughts it carried back to the sea-beaten island he had left.

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance John Turvill Adams

  • Jove sent forth a dreadful groan appalling to hear, and the horses pointed their heads erect and their ears toward the sky, and on us there came a vehement fear, whence possibly the voice could come: but looking toward the sea-beaten shore we beheld a vast wave pillared in heaven, so that the view of the heights of Sciron was taken from mine eye: [45] and it concealed the

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. 480? BC-406 BC Euripides


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