At full sea

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • At full sea at the height of flood tide; hence, at the height.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • At full sea at full tide
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .

Usage

In literature:

The sea at full tide washes its battlements, and many of the houses overlook the water.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
He full well knew that at any moment one of the heavy tops of those seas falling on board might swamp her.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Bowls of broth intended to be carried about ship at sea are never entirely full.
"Rollo on the Atlantic" by Jacob Abbott
In many volumes of adventure I had read of sea-perils: I was at last to learn the full interpretation of their picturesque horrors.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
Wil't ne're be full Sea at our Wharf?
"The City Bride (1696)" by Joseph Harris
Before I went to sea again, I took a long holiday with full pockets, among my old friends at Regla and Havana.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
In their midst was found a little cask stove in, some full cask they had come across at sea and which they had appreciated.
"The Fête At Coqueville 1907" by Emile Zola
The old man was full of stories of whale fishing and other experiences at sea.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
A storm at sea, attacking an emigrant ship full of passengers, produces sometimes a frightful amount of misery.
"Rollo in London" by Jacob Abbott
The sea was still calm, and the submarine, now running awash at full speed, was cleaving the water with practically dry decks.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
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In poetry:

Now it was noon, and life at its full tide
Rolled ever to and fro,
A restless sea, between Jerusalem
And white-walled Jericho.
"The Miracle" by Virna Sheard
At the mountain's feet soft streaming,
Gentler grown its murmurs be,
And with greeting full of fawning
Speaks to the Caspian Sea:
"The Gift Of The Terek" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
From her high place she shot an arrow
That broke the slumber of the sea;
And one she shot upon a mountain,
And one flew full at me.
"Eos" by Maurice Thompson
The captain's wife is lone at home,
She spins full wearily,
And night and morn she knells and prays,
(So slow the moments flee),
"God prosper all good mariners
That sail upon the sea!"
"The "Bride" Of Leith" by Cicely Fox Smith
Or else at eve the dripping rock he loves,
Or the moist edge of new-dug grave, full well;
To get the sea spray too at night he roves,
And, gem'd with trickling drops, then seeks his cell.
"Mildew" by Charlotte Dacre
I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God's command, and all the stars obey.
"Praise for Creation and Providence" by Isaac Watts

In news:

View full size Five fearsome pirates gather at last year's Pirates of the High Seas Festival in Panama City Beach.
View full size Seth Wenig, The Associated Press A portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls containing the Ten Commandments was photographed Thursday before the scrolls ' installation at Discovery Times Square in New York.
View full size Thomas Boyd Steller sea lions have appeared early at Bonneville Dam and are eating an alarming number of sturgeon.
View full size Richard Read/The Oregonian Guests at Tambor Tropical, a boutique hotel on Cosa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, gaze past the pool and restaurant to the sea.
The lake is now at 1,058 feet above sea level, or 13 feet below full pool, officials said.
Officials say the lake is now at 1,058 feet above sea level, or 13 feet below full pool.
Forsyth County Commissioners are asking Congress to increase the levels of full pool at the lake by two feet from 1,071 to 1,073 feet above sea level.
The lake level is currently at 997.4 feet above sea level and is 12 percent full.
View full size Jerry Talkington, Special to The PD Rafts of diving sea ducks, such as this surf scoter, are being seen at Fairport Harbor and throughout Lake Erie.
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In science:

Pioneering studies of full QCD have revealed that the sea quarks lead to a decrease of the lattice spacing a at fixed β .
The Running Coupling From Lattice QCD
At this stage, however, the most important conclusion is as follows: To perform a close investigation of the sea quark effects we need a direct comparison between the full QCD results and the quenched ones employing the same gauge and quark actions with the same a−1 , mπ /mρ and La.
CP-PACS results for light hadron spectrum in quenched and two-flavor full QCD
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