Seine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v seine fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine
    • n seine a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom
    • n Seine a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seine (Fishing) A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seine A kind of net used in taking fish; one of the class of encircling nets, consisting of a webbing of network provided with corks or floats at the upper edge, and with leads of greater or less weight at the lower, and used to inclose a certain area of water, and by bringing the ends together, either in a boat or on the shore, to secure the fish that may be inclosed. Seines vary in size from one small enough to take a few minnows to the shad-seine of a mile or more in length, hauled by a windlass worked by horses or oxen or by a steam-engine. The largest known seine was used for shad at Stony Point on the Potomac in 1871; it measured 3,400 yards, or nearly 2 miles; the lines and seine together had a linear extent of 5 miles, and swept 1,200 acres of river-bottom; this net was drawn twice in 24 hours.
    • seine To catch with a seine: as, fish may be seined.
    • seine A Middle English form of sain and of sign.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seine sān or sēn a large net for catching fish
    • v.t Seine to catch with such
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. seine, or AS. segene, bth fr. L. sagena, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Then the Seine flows like a ribbon of silver in a northwesterly direction into the English Channel.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
The archbishop's palace was next attacked, and in one short hour all its rich stores of ancient and modern literature were thrown into the Seine.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
The prefects of Eure and Seine-Inferieure were ordered to set all their police on his track.
"The House of the Combrays" by G. le Notre
Thus much for the leading booksellers of Paris on the south side of the Seine: or, indeed, I may say in the whole city.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Friedrich Hoelderlin und seine Werke.
"Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry" by Wilhelm Alfred Braun
However, he found the Seine interesting, every time he crossed it.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
His lands reached from the department of Seine-et-Marne into that of the Aube.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
At night, which was already fast approaching, the bodies were cast into the Seine.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Before the Seine was enclosed in its present bed, the church of Saint-Eloi was situated on an Island.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
Sein Vaterland muss groesser sein.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
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In poetry:

Lobt sein goettlich Feuer,
Zeit und Afterzeit!
Und an meiner Leier
Lobt die Froehlichkeit.
"An Die Leier" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Er vergraebt im Leben
Sich in Tiefsinn ein:
Um erst dann zu leben,
Wann er Staub wird sein.
"An Die Leier" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Dabei stößt er den Ghettofisch
von der möblierten Staffelei.
Sein langer Würfelstrumpf zerreißt
zweimal entzwei dreimal entdrei.
"Opus Null" by Jean Hans Arp
Die Tuerken haben schoene Toechter,
Und diese scharfe Keuschheitswaechter;
Wer will kann mehr als eine frein:
Ich moechte schon ein Tuerke sein.
"Die Tuerken" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Hans Steffen stieg bei Daemmerung (und kaum
konnt er vor Naeschigkeit die Daemmerung erwarten)
in seines Edelmannes Garten
und pluenderte den besten Apfelbaum.
"Der Ueber Uns" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Das Wetter ist veraenderlich,
Veraenderlich, wie meine Schoenen.
Umsonst, o Freund, bemueht man sich,
Nach Regeln beide zu gewoehnen.
Drum lass dein Wetterprophezein,
Wie ich mein treues Lieben, sein.
"Die Wetterprophezeiung" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Thein Sein , President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's government said Monday that it was releasing more than 500 prisoners, the latest in a series of amnesties by President Thein Sein 's administration.
Clinton meets with Burma's President Thein Sein , discusses investment, human rights.
Thein Sein , Clinton meet in Cambodia.
Thein Sein and Clinton meet in Cambodia.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi supports Thein Sein UK invite.
Secretary of State Clinton met Burmese President Thein Sein to discuss future ties.
This October 18, 2007, picture shows then newly-appointed Myanmar PM General Thein Sein in Naypyidaw.
With Block Lifted, Paris to Cut Vehicle Traffic Along the Seine .
Tyler Boats of Sedro Woolley launched its second 22-ft by 11-ft Seine Skiff.
Mike Mitchell prepares his seat during seine boat practice with Kaos.
KODIAK — One month ago, seine fisherman Luke Anderson had the toughest day of his life.
Seining Helps Us Discover Who We're Swimming With.
Save our Seine Green Team have had a busy summer.
The US says Monday's visit by president Barack Obama to Burma is intended to show support for the reforms initiated by the government of President Thein Sein.
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In science:

Einsteins neue und seine urspr¨ungliche Relativit¨atstheorie”, the same author produced an analysis of the relation between the “special” and the “general” theory of relativity that had to become a source of permanent enlightenment for the relativists.
The physical meaning of the "boost-rotation symmetric" solutions within the general interpretation of Einstein's theory of gravitation
Einstein neue und seine urspr¨ungliche Relativit¨atstheorie”, Ann.
Events and observables in generally invariant spacetime theories
HB++: a Lightweight Authentication Protocol SeIn Security, Privacy and Trust in Pervasive and Ubiquitous cure against Some Attacks.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
Einsteins neue and seine urspr¨ungliche Relativit¨atstheorie.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
The emphasis is on factuality—for which Bub uses Einstein’s expression So-Sein (“being thus”)—rather than on definiteness.
Interpreting Bananaworld: A response to Bub's Quantum Mechanics for Primates
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