Sea-arrow

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-arrow a flying squid: an arrow-worm
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .

Usage

In literature:

Peterkin immediately took the spear, poised it for a second or two above his head, then darted it like an arrow into the sea.
"The Coral Island a Tale of the Pacific Ocean" by R. M. Ballantyne
Messer of the British Navy has made inquiries into the reputed poisonous nature of the arrows of the South Sea Islanders.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I was very delighted when I secured my bow and arrows, for I knew that with them I could always be certain of killing sea-fowl for food.
"The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont as told by Himself" by Louis de Rougemont
The wind and weather were fair, and the ship went like an arrow over the sea.
"Japanese Fairy Tales" by Yei Theodora Ozaki
Your arrow merely broke the wing of yonder sea eagle, and he is just recovering from the shock.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The whole earth with its oceans and seas will be enveloped with Rama's arrows.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The dolphin is called, from the swiftness of its motion, the arrow of the sea.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
He will encounter in battle the Maharathas of the Pandava party, flooding the enemy with his arrows resembling the very surges of the sea.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The maidens dived into the sea and made for the shore, and a storm of arrows came from the canoemen.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
Keen as an arrow from twanging bowstring, Pierre Radisson set sail over the roaring seas for the northern bay.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
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In poetry:

From helm to sea they saw him leap,
As arrow from the string,
And dive into the water deep,
As mew upon the wing.
"Nimrodel" by J R R Tolkien
From her high place she shot an arrow
That broke the slumber of the sea;
And one she shot upon a mountain,
And one flew full at me.
"Eos" by Maurice Thompson
King Olaf laid an arrow on string,
"Have I a coward on board?" said he.
"Shoot it another way, O King!"
Sullenly answered Ulf,
The old sea-wolf;
"You have need of me!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For when he cut his war-arrow,
Lords and liegemen soon were mustered,
And to aid from Sweden, Denmark,
England, France, swift-flying vessels
Coursed the sea-ways toward his standard.
"P. A. Munch" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Roll unmanly over this turning tuft,
O ring of seas, nor sorrow as I shift
From all my mortal lovers with a starboard smile;
Nor when my love lies in the cross-boned drift
Naked among the bow-and-arrow birds
Shall you turn cockwise on a tufted axle.
"Foster The Light" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Arrow indicates approximate location of barrier net for Morgan's sea-pen .
' Arrow 's' first seas...
Whether 'tis nobler in mind to take arms against a sea of troubles in the public interest, while in doing so inviting the slings and arrows or a powerful government.
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In science:

Inset: Schematic diagram of the pair creation process showing the binding energy (spring) being absorbed by the Fermi sea (arrows).
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
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