A clear breach


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A clear breach implies that the waves roll over the vessel without breaking.
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In literature:

An action for such a cause was clearly for a breach of promise, as had been recognized from the time of Edward III.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The next minute we were on our beam-ends; the sea making a clear breach over us.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
The waves of derision were stayed by no barrier, but made a clear breach over you.
"Phrases for Public Speakers and Paragraphs for Study" by Compiled by Grenville Kleiser
Croft declined this proposal as dishonourable, and as too clearly a breach of treaty.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
At eight o'clock, A.M., the Minotaur parted amidships, and the sea made a clear breach over her.
"Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
The wave of popular fury made a clear breach over the judgment-seat.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Enmity that takes the form of fighting, assault and battery, is clearly a breach of the law of God.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
And now I met with a breach in the deck; so instead of clearing away further, I began to dig down again.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
The sea was makin' a clean breach over 'er from stem to stern, an' cleared the deck o' the boat an' gear an' everythink.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Every timber groaned as the boat turned broadside to the sea, which made a clear breach over her.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne