Sea wall

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea wall A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sæweall,

Usage

In literature:

At night I went down to the shore, and paced the sea-wall they have lately built along the Rada.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
When the last stone had been placed on the wall, Misty Eyes sang a dirge for his wife and leaped into the sea.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
Steep black walls shot up from the sea.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
Sea-breezes sweep the rambling convent with its double walls, tiled courtyard, and its Spanish well.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
The walls were pebble-stones from the sea-beach, cemented with clay.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Elbows on the parapet of the sea-wall, they gaze out into the offing.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
A man appeared at the top of the sea-wall excitedly shouting, waving his arms, and pointing toward the sea.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
The sea whirling and leaping past was far below our wall side.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
So he asked all the beasts in the sea, and all the birds in the air, but none of them knew the way to Shiny Wall.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
His misgivings proved warranted, for the ice presented an almost unbroken wall against the face of which the sea spouted.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
There was a silence that was nearly complete, for the tower walls were thick, and kept the sea voices and the blowing winds at bay.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
There has to be a wall, because the sea is higher than the land.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
For the first time in my experience, Wall Street was completely at sea.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
To the eastward it extended down to the sea wall, but had not reached the piers, which lay a quarter of a mile toward the east.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Move along, young Solomon, and let me sit down on the sea wall beside you.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Sheltered by the friendly, ugly red walls of the little tower, they were as remote from their kind as if on a rock in the midst of the sea.
"Studies in love and in terror" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
When the town of Salerno was reached the journey was continued by sea, and soon the royal retinue was safe within the walls of Palermo.
"The Children's Longfellow" by Doris Hayman
I fell off the sea-wall, you know, and I shan't be able to walk for ever so long.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
The sea, so near us and yet so securely walled away, gave them food.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The walls were decorated with the same material, representing sea-scenes, jewels and tortoise shell patterns.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
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In poetry:

A taloned flash, an earthquake crash,
And, lo! upon the sea,
Black wall on wall, a giant pall,
Night settles hideously.
"The City Of Darkness" by Madison Julius Cawein
O friends who passed unseen, unknown!
O dashing, troubled sea!
Still stand we on a rock alone,
Walled round by mystery.
"Off Rough Point" by Emma Lazarus
Wide-walled it stands in heathen lands
Beside a mystic sea,
With streets strange-trod of many a god,
And templed blasphemy.
"The City Of Darkness" by Madison Julius Cawein
Oh, stately stand thy palace walls,
Thy tall ships ride the seas;
To-day thy poet's name recalls
A prouder thought than these.
"Fitz-Greene Halleck" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I like to think that when I fall,
A rain-drop in Death's shoreless sea,
This shelf of books along the wall,
Beside my bed, will mourn for me.
"Bookshelf" by Robert W Service
We love that unseen city, and we yearn
Ever within our earthly homes to see
Its golden towers, that in the sunset burn,
Its white walls rising from the quiet sea;
Its mansions gleaming with immortal glow,
Filled with the treasure lost to us below.
"The Unseen City" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Waves pound the sea wall in the Brant Rock section of Marshfield on Monday, Oct 29, 2012.
In May 2010, the sea wall off Surf Avenue between Constellation and Farragut roads fell apart.
A sea wall longer than two football fields was approved by the City Council March 11.
WESH 2's Dan Billow is on the 528 causeway near Port Canaveral where waves are pounding the sea wall .
A week ago, Gary Marder had an oceanfront lawn and a sea wall to protect it and his home from the surf.
Then Hurricane Sandy came roaring by Sunday and Monday, demolishing the sea wall and chewing up much of the lawn.
The surf crashes against the sea wall at Sakonnet Point.
NYC council member calls for sea wall to shield city from storms.
Workers try to repair the sinking sea wall at the Jefferson Memorial.
Repairing the Jefferson Memorial's sinking sea wall .
In a $12.4 million project, crews are working to repair the Jefferson Memorial's sea wall , setting it on a solid foundation.
Seagull banquet- Sea Wall , Mt Desert Island.
Man killed, child injured in fall from Ocean City sea wall .
A Pennsylvania man was killed and his two-year-old child was injured Tuesday when the pair fell from an Ocean City sea wall onto rocks below, police said Wednesday.
The old sea wall , she is a 'crumblin.
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In science:

An option is to used a “mixed action” approach, where one uses domain-wall valence quarks and staggered sea quarks .
Lattice QCD, Chiral Perturbation Theory and Hadron Phenomenology
Their hybrid calculations used configurations generated by the MILC collaboration including staggered sea quarks and they evaluated the N N correlator in this background using domain-wall valence quark propagators.
Working Group Summary: Chiral Dynamics in Few-Nucleon Systems
The electromagnetic nucleon to ∆ transition form factors are evaluated using two degenerate flavors of dynamical Wilson fermions and using dynamical sea staggered fermions with domain wall valence quarks.
The nucleon to Delta electromagnetic transition form factors in lattice QCD
We have presented results for the N to ∆ electromagnetic transition form factors calculated within full QCD, using two degenerate flavors of dynamical Wilson fermions, and using a hybrid action with staggered sea quarks and domain wall valence quarks.
The nucleon to Delta electromagnetic transition form factors in lattice QCD
In Aubin 09 a mixed-action approach is adopted in which staggered sea quarks24 are combined with HYP-smeared [289] domain wall fermions.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
Among several ongoing projects generating 2+1 flavour dynamical gauge ensembles, a strikin g characteristics of that by the RBCUKQCD Collaborations is in their usage of domain wall fermions (DWF) for the sea quarks.
The static quark potential in 2+1 flavour Domain Wall QCD from QCDOC
Our results are consistent with those obtained using valence domain-wall fermions on lattices generated with asqtad or domain-wall sea quarks.
$B_K$ using HYP-smeared staggered fermions in $N_f=2+1$ unquenched QCD
As examples, we contrast the apparently successful extrapolations of Refs. [3, 13, 19] (the latter being for BK using a domain-wall valence/staggered sea mixed action), with the lack of convergence found in Ref. [4, 32].
$B_K$ using HYP-smeared staggered fermions in $N_f=2+1$ unquenched QCD
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