British seas

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • British seas the four seas which surround Great Britain.
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Usage

In literature:

When the British shore is reached the souls of the dead leave the boats, which at once rise in the sea as if unloaded.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
They merely vexed the British Seas.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
Wilkes, of the U. S. Navy, and while on board the steamer Trent, a British vessel, at sea.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Held in an iron grasp both by land and by sea, the British commander knows that all is lost.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It might just as well be twenty fathoms deep in the Java Sea as twenty volumes deep in the British Museum?
"Aliens" by William McFee
Our escort is now joined by British sloops returning from their deep-sea patrols.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
Let us tell one more fine thing that Captain Jones did in American waters before he crossed the ocean to the British seas.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
It did not take long to teach the haughty British captains that American sea-dogs were not to be played with.
"The Story of Our Country"
It was therefore an opportune time to try to sweep the Turks and the British into the sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The Boer forces, though long prepared for their work, had not swooped down and driven the hated British into the sea.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
The British fleet were saluting a ship of the line, just arrived from sea.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Thus Cornwallis was blocked off from the sea, and enough soldiers were landed to prevent the British commander's escape by land.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The British Empire is threatened whenever any nation seeks an outlet to the sea.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
High over their heads the shells from the British cruisers and monitors out at sea went shrieking on their way to find the Turks.
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
But if an arm of the sea could keep out the Siberian mammals it would also keep out the widely-spread British species of the general fauna.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
Thus began the British Dominions beyond the Seas.
"Stories of London" by E. L. Hoskyn
In consequence of the British and French decrees, a general capture of all American property on the seas seemed almost inevitable.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
In the year 1670 steps were finally taken by the British and the Spanish government to crush this outlaw power of the seas.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
A part of the expedition was then sent around by sea to Manzanillo, on a British schooner.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Now think of how the British Empire lies with relation to the great sea and land masses of the world.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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In poetry:

For on the land, or on the sea,
Where'er the breezes blaw that,
The British flag shall bear the grie,
And win the day for a' that!
"For A' That And A' That" by Sir Walter Scott
As long as stars Guide mariners
As Carolina's virtues please,
Or suns invite The ravish'd sight,
The British flag shall sweep the seas.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Let Britain boast her British hosts,
About them all right little care we;
Not British seas nor British coasts
Can match the Man of Tipperary!
"Tipperary" by Thomas Osborne Davis
Then success to Lord Roberts and the British Army,
May God protect them by land and by sea;
And enable them always to conquer the Boers,
And beat all foreign foes from our shores.
"Lord Robert's Triumphal Entry into Pretoria" by William Topaz McGonagall
At last I saw the ocean, a pleasing sight to me:
I stood upon the shore of a mighty glorious sea.
The waves in easy motion went rolling on their way,
English colours were a-flying where the British squadron lay.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare
Alas! 'Tis sad to be buried in eighty fathoms of Syrian sea,
Which will hide the secret of the "Victoria" to all eternity;
Which causes Britannia's sorrow to be profound
For the brave British Tars that have been drowned.
"The Loss of the 'Victoria'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Deep Blue Sea, the first fiction feature in a dozen years from visionary British director Terence Davies, is a film about love that in no way reassures that love conquers all.
The Deep Blue Sea, the first fiction feature in a dozen years from the visionary British director Terence Davies, is a film about love that in no way reassures that love conquers all.
Sailing Two if by Sea British Virgin Islands .
British Sea Power — Valhalla Dancehall.
The British billionaire and Virgin Group chairman is renting out his ultra-luxe sea retreat -- for $88,000 per week.
Between 1872 and 1876, the British naval ship covered 69,000 miles and took deep-sea temperature measurements at 300 locations.
CROSSVILLE — One of the results of the Revolution was that, as a new autonomous country, the United States lost British naval protection on the high seas.
British oil company BP is selling its interests in some North Sea oil and gas fields to TAQA, a company controlled by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, for $1 billion.
LONDON (AP) British oil company BP is selling its interests in some North Sea oil and gas fields to TAQA, a company controlled by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, for $1 billion.
British monarchy's love of the sea.
The British man plans to cross the Irish Sea in something resembling a human hamster wheel.
The Lake District is a broad and verdant expanse of northern England in the neck of the British mainland, just below the head of Scotland and clinging to the eastern shore of the Irish Sea.
That's according to British tabloid "The Sun," which says a British security guard named Jason Cooke claims to have spotted something resembling a sea creature with a tail and four flippers in satellite images.
British monarchy's long-lasting love affair with the sea.
Eyeing BP oil spill, British question if North Sea oil firms also push bounds of safety.
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In science:

As the Colonialists waited for the British to attack, the signal was ‘One if by land and two if by sea’.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
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