Sea-orb

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sea-orb (Zoöl) A globefish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-orb a globe-fish
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Every hour it slid and slid over the dark orb of sea.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
In each of those orbs there is a new system of stars, new grass, new cities, a new sea.
"The Defendant" by G.K. Chesterton
Amidst the azure sea like stars they shone, And circled in an hundred orbs the throne.
"Gustavus Vasa" by W. S. Walker
It was like looking against the sun as the bright orb rises or sets over the sea.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
The fifty minutes' halt in the desolate bush terminated when the deep orange-hued orb of night rose above the distant sea.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
He seeks for hints in the sea, the mountain, in the orbs themselves.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
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In poetry:

Beyond this tiny orb we tread
Who can the spirit's pathway trace,
Or find a haven for our dead
In seas of interstellar space?
"In Memoriam. G.M.M." by John Lawson Stoddard
And o'er her bent, the Chieftain did behold
In her great orbs, starry with dots of gold,
Only a boundless sea where galleys fly.
"Antony and Cleopatra" by Jose Maria de Heredia y Giraud
Sometimes a sunlit sphere comes rolling by,
And then we softly whisper,--can it be?
And leaning toward the silvery orb, we try
To hear the music of its murmuring sea;
"Homesick In Heaven" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Unwelcome to him is the bright orb of day,
As it glides o’er the earth and the sea;
He seeks then to hide like a wild beast of prey,
But with hope, rests his heart upon thee.
Shine on, &c.
"Freedom's Star" by Anonymous Americas
Yes, he is harping on the "Sea of glass,"
Where saints begin, and angels join the strain;
While Spheres in one profound, eternal bass,
Sing thro' their orbs, illumined as they pass,
And constellations catch the long refrain.
"The Lute Of Afric's Tribe" by Albery Allson Whitman
That past is now like an Arctic Sea
Where the living currents have ceased to run,
But over that past the fame of Lee
Shines out as the "Midnight Sun:"
And that glorious Orb, in its march sublime,
Shall gild our graves till the end of time!
"Our Heroic Dead" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Tuna, shark, swordfish, spadefish, banner fish, ocean sunfish, blue rockfish, sea turtles and even other jellyfish dine on these gelatinous orbs.
The 2011 winner from Manchester-by-the-Sea weighed 1,668.5 pounds -- but the record of 1,689 pounds is held by the 2007 orb from North Scituate, Rhode Island.
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