Sea breach

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea breach A breaking or overflow of a bank or a dike by the sea.
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Usage

In literature:

Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.
"The King James Bible"
In several unsuccessful attempts the boats were beat back by the breach of the sea upon the rock.
"Records of a Family of Engineers" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The round-house was built very strong, to support the breaching of the seas.
"Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was as though a sea, breaking against a stone wall, had found some breach through which to pour its waters.
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
The shore is in general a flat sandy beach, the sea at present making no breach upon it.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
It rained, blew tremendously, and the sea was making constant breaches over us.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
But the send of the sea was bound to breach her to again.
"Dutch Courage and Other Stories" by Jack London
The vessel broached to, lying broadside on the reef, the waves making a complete breach over her, and leaving her at the merciless sea.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
Farther out to sea lay a third vessel, with a great, black breach forward on the port side.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
But the send of the sea was bound to breach her to again.
"Stories of Ships and the Sea" by Jack London
Asher continued on the sea shore, And abode in his breaches.
"Notable Women of Olden Time" by Anonymous
Look to mun, how her do roll, and look how the sea do breach her!
"The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer" by Harry Collingwood
Meantime the sea had made a breach over the afterpart of the ship, carrying away portions of the bulwarks.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
We could see the brig about a hundred fathoms off on the rocks, the sea making a fearful breach over her.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
An old term for a breach in a sea-bank.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The round-house was built very strong, to support the breaching of the seas.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The sea was using the first breakwater as an engine for making a breach in the second.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Horsey, sea breaches at, 484.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
It dropped from the glassy height, and Wade saw it sink into a breach of the sea.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
The sea was making a complete breach over her, and the after part appeared breaking up.
"Kidnapping in the Pacific" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Whence comes this breach? How to explain
Why with the sea its song sonorous
The soul declines to sing in chorus?
Why does the thinking reed complain?
"How Tuneful Is The Voice Of Sea" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

In news:

Spurn Point was reshaped by the sea every year and sometimes breached by it in places.
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