from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
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Shortly afterward we heard the mewing of a sea-puss, evidently chasing the robin.
This is the work of the sea-puss -- the revolving maniac born of close-wed wind and tide;
Tides of Barnegat Francis Hopkinson Smith 1876
If these be as fine as mud, so that they may float in the water, they are readily borne away by the currents which are always created along a storm-swept shore, particularly by the undertow or bottom outcurrent -- the "sea-puss," as it is sometimes called -- that sweeps along the bottom from every shore, against which the waves form a surf.
Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography Nathaniel Southgate Shaler 1873
The claw of the sea-puss gets us all in the end, as James Thurber said.
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