• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sea-lily a lily-star: a living crinoid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .


In literature:

Its sand is a field of lilies, its sea perfumed, its boulders sweet-smelling cushions.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
Lilies, predict joy; water-lilies, danger from the sea.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
The sea-lily fills the rocks no longer; the sea-urchin is very abundant.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
So they sailed southward ever, through smooth waters and past the islands that lie like water-lilies in the midland sea.
"The World's Desire" by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
A lily bud adrift on a dead sea of sin.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
He played "The Bars at Sunset," and "A Water Lily," and "The Eagle," and then the two sea pieces.
"Uncle William" by Jennette Lee
In a far distant land, beyond the sea, there dwelt an Orange Lily.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 18, July 30, 1870" by Various
The Sea Lily (p.49) is one of the flower-like animals; it is a relative of the Starfish, living in deep water.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
Look how the Lion of the sea lifts up his ancient crown, And underneath his deadly paw treads the gay lilies down!
"Lyra Heroica" by Various
There were miles and miles of sleighs of all sorts, shaped like sea-shells, cradles, boats, water-lilies, or any other fanciful things.
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
So a line of lilies has shown me where the sea-foam once fell, and pine-trees sang of masts preceding them.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
It is now a sea-lily!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Her face is like the lily, and her eyes as mysterious as the depths of the sea.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
By the way, Lily, did you tell the other children that story about your little sister, and Alice, and the sea?
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Look how the lion of the sea lifts up his ancient crown, And underneath his deadly paw treads the gay lilies down.
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
The stars, at the approach of morning, had grown as white as pond-lilies, and the wind had died away; but the same moan came up from the sea.
"Daisy's Necklace" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Addie wore pale sea-green, and there were lilies of the valley at her bosom, and a diamond star in her hair.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
That is better than to know Lily Lazy and Matt Mischievous and the Sea of Sorrow.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells
Look how the lion of the sea lifts up his ancient crown, And underneath his deadly paw treads the gay lilies down!
"English Songs and Ballads" by Various

In poetry:

I scan the lily and the rose,
I nod to every nodding tree,
I follow every stream that flows,
And wait beside the steadfast sea.
"The Poet's Secret" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Who wafts from scarce-stirred lily beds
Incense of early purity,
Or wakes to life our laggard souls
With stinging fragrance of the sea.
"Brother Wind" by Alice Guerin Crist
Oh Love will build his lily walls,
And Love his pearly roof will rear
On cloud, or land, or mist, or sea-
LOve's solid land is everywhere!
"Love's Land" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
O, Love will build his lily walls,
And Love his pearly roof, will rear,--
On cloud or land, or mist or sea--
Love's solid land is everywhere!
"Malcolm's Katie: A Love Story - Part II." by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The old stone pier has crumbled in the sea;
The tide flows through the garden wall;
Where grew the lily, and where hummed the bee,
Black seaweeds rise and fall.
"The House" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
For how could you hope for a wide world's trust
If, traitor by land and sea,
You had let French lilies lie in the dust
Nor challenged for peace the War-Lord's lust
And struck for a Europe free.
"To Great Britain" by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

In news:

This south sea lily was at it's peak this weekend.
Water Lily is an island of calm in the festive, footloose sea that is Collingswood's main drag.
The Bahamas property called "Sea Lily" owned by Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon is now on the market, and it can be yours for just $5.5 million.
A hallucinatory morning mist hangs over Western Lake, which is rimmed by long-stemmed sea oats set in the spongy banks and water lilies anchored just off the shore.