Sea-whistle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-whistle the seaweed whose bladders are used by children as whistles
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The sea wind whistled in his ears as he arose to his feet.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
Louder and louder whistled the wind; wilder and wilder grew the moan of the sea.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
The wind howled and whistled, and the sea rose more and more.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
The air blew cold in from the sea, and whistled through the bushes that Sheila had trained about the porch.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
The fisherman turns his back on the market, gazes out to sea, and begins to whistle.
"Chasing the Sun" by R.M. Ballantyne
The wind whistled through the shrouds, and the seas raged up alongside.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now she seemed to have the sea to herself; there were no answering whistles.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
All night long we could hear the wind howling and whistling, and the sea dashing against the rocks outside the harbour.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Presently the voice of the whistle was echoing across the sea.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The wind whistled, therefore they did not understand that the nightingale sung, 'Fare away over the sea!
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The gale still continues, the wind whistles shrilly through the rigging, and the sea roars and tosses us about.
"Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833" by John Auldjo
Wait till they got out to sea, and they'd whistle another tune!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Nat smoked and whistled and looked out to sea, waiting for her to finish.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
A cooling breeze whistled from the opened ports, a breeze that smelled of the sea.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
And once more I wet my whistle Here, in France beside the sea.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We always thrill a little at her unwonted, sea-sounding whistle.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
But I intend to whistle all those cogitations into the sea, where I hope they will breed storms enough to block up all exit from Russia.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
Every instant they grew thicker and thicker, the wind whistled louder and louder, the sea rose higher and higher.
"Jack Buntline" by W.H.G. Kingston
By sunset the sky was tremendous; the sea rising, the wind moaning and whistling strangely.
"Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)" by Harriet Martineau
It whistled in the sails, it roared over the paddle-wheels, it seemed to play at pitch-and-toss with the sea.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

On the sea a steamer's whistle
Blows like a rutting stag.
From mountains flashes a secret army's
Visible-invisible birth.
"Morning Hymn" by Franz Werfel
Thorberg Skafting, master-builder,
In his ship-yard by the sea,
Whistling, said, "It would bewilder
Any man but Thorberg Skafting,
Any man but me!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Down with the hatches on those who sleep!
The wild and whistling deck have we;
Good watch, my brothers, to-night we'll keep,
While the tempest is on the sea!
"Storm Song" by James Bayard Taylor
SOME neets are made for courtin',
Neets when a new-born moon
Lies like a bairn in a creddle o' trees
An' rockin' sounds like incomin' seas,
As t' young wind whistles a tune.
"Girl To Her Chance-Bairn" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
The peopled Lake, of song, and lively cheer,
And Boatswain's whistle bears the jovial sound;
While rosy pennants, floating on the air,
Tinge the soft seas of glass, that sleep around.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
Then away to the west — to the beautiful west!
To the fair city of Glasgow that I like the best,
Where the River Clyde rolls on to the sea,
And the lark and the blackbird whistle with glee.
"Glasgow" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

"You might be sitting up on deck and hear this whistling sound and it's a pod of dolphins or whales or giant sea turtles," Brbora said.
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