Sea ape

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea ape (Zoöl) The thrasher shark.
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Usage

In literature:

Men will have their opinion, Men of more wisdom and of less; Apes by the Dead-Sea also will have theirs.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718" by Thomas Carlyle
That fable of the Dead-Sea Apes ceases to be a fable.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
The apes began to ply the oars, and the ship moved with unusual swiftness over the sea.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
The Lex Cornelia ordained that parricides should be sewn in a sack with a dog, cock, viper and ape, and thrown into the sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The apes began to ply the oars, and the ship moved with unusual swiftness over the sea.
"The Thousand and One Days" by Julia Pardoe
They have, says Paracelsus, the same relations to man as the ape and are nothing but the apes of the sea.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
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In poetry:

From all natures, sharp and slimy,
Salt and basalt, wild and tame,
Tree, and lichen, ape, sea-lion,
Bird and reptile be my game.
"Mithridates" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Apes and ivory, skulls and roses, in junks of old Hong-Kong,
Gliding over a sea of dreams to a haunted shore of song,
Masts of gold and sails of satin, shimmering out of the East,
O, Love has little need of you now to make his heart a feast.
"Apes And Ivory" by Alfred Noyes