Sea pear

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea pear sē" pâr` (Zoöl) A pedunculated ascidian of the genus Boltonia.
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Usage

In literature:

The sea stretched away in pearly blueness, and little birds flitted noiselessly by me from place to place.
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun
The moon now sailed slowly on her way through a placid sea of pearly sky.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
He watched all this, with his accustomed, kindly gravity, until the equilibrium was lost, and Master Pup plunged into the pearly sea.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
In the end Dennison spent his fury by travelling round the deck until the sea and sky became like pearly smoke.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
His brow flushed, but not even the pale pearly glow of a sea-shell crept to her cheek.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
Of all those merry and sad events at the sea-side, the ball beneath the pear-tree alone lived in their recollection.
"Withered Leaves. Vol. II. (of III)" by Rudolf von Gottschall
The Pearly Nautilus usually creeps, like a snail, along the bed of the sea.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
Below them lay the fairy valley, half-hidden in a pearly mist, with a vivid stretch of deep-blue sea as its horizon.
"The Tree of Knowledge" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
The Sea of Galilee, or Tiberias, or Gennesaret, is pear-shaped, tapering towards the lower end.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
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In poetry:

They rested by the coral throne,
And by the pearly diadem;
Where the pale sea-grape had o'ergrown
The glorious dwellings made for them.
"The Sea Diver" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
These precious pearls were once a tear,
Repentant sighs, a hope, a fear,
But rough seas washed and jewels grew
Until the Cross was pearly hue.
"The Cross Of Pearls" by Mary Alice Walton
And I live in a land of stars and flowers,
White cliffs by a silvery sea;
And the pearly points of her opal towers
From the mountains beckon me.
"My Romance" by Madison Julius Cawein
Such are the visions green and sweet
That o'er the wistful fancy fleet
In Asia's sea-like plain,
Where slowly, round his isles of sand,
Euphrates through the lonely land
Winds toward the pearly main.
"Monday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
A rosary of stars, love! we'll count them as we go
Upon the laughing waters, that are wandering below,
And we'll o'er the pearly moon-beam, as it lieth in the sea,
In beauty and in glory, like a shadowing of thee!
"The Death-Wake, Or Lunacy - Chimera II" by Thomas Stoddart
The billows' rainbow splendor, like a strange enchanting dream.
In fading, softened slowly to a trembling pearly gleam;
And soon the wondrous Sun-god, and the Nereids and the sea
Had vanished; one gray-tinted cloud alone remained for me.
"Sunset Picture" by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

In news:

In the mouth all that peat takes on the sea air of Islay and turns to candy with nuts, wood and pear and then moves on to licorice and a bit of cinnamon.
4 ripe Forelle pears, cut in half ½ cup Madeira wine 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt.
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