from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A narrow arm of the sea entering the land: as, the sea-lochs of Scotland.


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  • Jerked out of drowsiness like a salmon out of a sea-loch, he clapped a hand to the intruder's, gripping tight.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes Gabaldon, Diana 2005

  • It was too wide to be a river, and thus was either a lake or an arm of the ocean which, like a Scottish sea-loch, stretched deep inland.

    Sharpe's Rifles Cornwell, Bernard 1988

  • Across the sea-loch whose weedy tides slapped idly and in slow motion against the rocky walls rose the stern, dark outlines of the humped and massive Ben Caraid, and on the homeward side, running far out into the shallow water, was a long peninsula which formed part of the Gàradh estate.

    My Bones Will Keep Mitchell, Gladys, 1901-1983 1977

  • Every little sound between the islands and the mainland, every natural harbour, every sea-loch and inlet had to be investigated.

    When Eight Bells Toll MacLean, Alistair, 1922-1987 1966

  • Look at the position, too -- the silent hill, the waters of the sea-loch around it, and beyond that the desolation of miles of untenanted moorland.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873 Various

  • Far away beyond the pale blue mountains opposite lay the wonderful network of sea-loch and island through which one had to pass to get to the distant Lewis.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873 Various

  • Fine Sand, and so forth -- to measure the distance he had traversed; but he seemed to pay little attention to the objects around him, and it was with a glance of something like surprise that he suddenly found himself overlooking that great sea-loch on the western side of the island in which was his home.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873 Various

  • But for eight days they lingered by the shores of the sea-loch, and as its salt breath touched Deirdre's cheeks, she grew yet more fair, and as her eyes drank in the glory of Western Alba, they shone with a radiance that dazzled the beholder.

    Celtic Tales, Told to the Children Louey Chisholm

  • Thus they fared onward until they reached the great sea-loch of Etive, with hills around it, and Ben Cruachan, its head in mist, towering above it like

    A Book of Myths Jeanie Lang

  • Loch Long, Loch Lomond and all along the sea-loch coast, the fame of the Sons of Usna spread, and the wonder of the beauty of Deirdrê, fairest of women.

    A Book of Myths Jeanie Lang


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