Sea owl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea owl (Zoöl) the lumpfish.
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Usage

In literature:

The distant roar of the waves now made her shudder; the occasional dismal cry of an owl, or a sea-gull, filled her with unspeakable horror.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
The white owl lives by the sea, and in cold places, and looks something like a hawk.
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
That was the same owl which I last saw at dusk, flying straight out to sea among the gulls.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
The owl builds now in the rafters, and it is the big sea-rat that runs across the fireless hearth.
"The Best Psychic Stories" by Various
He is the owl of the sea, Minerva's fish, the fish of wisdom.
"A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed." by William Chauncey Bartlett
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In poetry:

There was an Old Woman named Towl
Who went out to Sea with her Owl,
But the Owl was Sea-sick
And scream'd for Physic;
Which sadly annoy'd Mistress Towl.
"Limericks: The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women" by Anonymous British
So rounds thy day, from maiden morn to haunted night,
From larks and sunlit dreams to owl and gibbering ghost;
A catacomb of dark, a maze of living light,
To the wide sea of air a green and welcome coast.
"Tree-Worship" by Richard Le Gallienne
I never think, for that is not fit:
I observe. I have seen the white moon sit
On her nest, the sea, like a fluffy owl,
Hatching the boats and the long-legged fowl!
When the oysters gape—you may make a note—
She drops a pearl into every throat.
"Professor Noctutus" by George MacDonald

In news:

Ireland's atmospheric indie-rock trio Autumn Owls are set to release their first full-length album, Between Buildings, Toward the Sea October 23 on Epitonic.
A great gray owl hunts for rodents while perching on the trees, float plane tails and sheds along the shore of Lake Hood Sea Plane Base on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Anchorage, AK BOB HALLINEN / ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS Buy Photo.
Ireland's atmospheric indie-rock trio Autumn Owls are set to release their first full- length album, Between Buildings, Toward the Sea October 23 on Epitonic.
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