ocean floor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ocean floor the bottom of a sea or ocean
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Usage

In literature:

The floors seemed to rock under Le's feet like the deck of a ship on the ocean, so great was his emotion.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The ocean billows melted into one, And that stretched level as a marble floor.
"The Woman Who Dared" by Epes Sargent
Soberly we entered the ball to undergo whatever ordeal awaited us on the distant ocean floor.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The flounders and skates lay flat on the ocean's floor, never even lifting up their noses.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
Others, after a time, joined them in their search, which spread out to the floor of the ocean, away from the dwellings.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The road wound in and out, up and down, over what at one time must have been the floor of the ocean, which could not be far distant.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
These were octopi, most hideous scavengers of the ocean floor!
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
The craft had vanished as completely as though the ocean floor had opened and swallowed her up.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
They swayed in a wind, and their branches reached upward and flowed and waved like seaweed on the ocean's floor.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Plenty of it, from seepage of the ocean downward through cracks in the ocean floor.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
They hired a room on the top floor of a house adjoining the Ocean Billow Hotel, sir.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
The cart jerked forward, and a journey over the ocean floor began.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The first ledge rising from the ocean floor has a depth averaging 8000 ft. below sea-level.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
They rise and proceed over the ocean floor together.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
The surface of each of our ocean floors exactly resembles that of a continent turned upside down.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
Yes, growths like on the ocean floor.
"Gargoyles" by Ben Hecht
This was once a part of the ocean floor and the rocks contain much salt.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
While the land surface shows marked irregularities, the ocean floor has a monotonous character, with more gentle outlines.
"Modern Geography" by Marion I. Newbigin
In every boat two men were pulling the lines up from the ocean floor and toiling like beavers.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
The ocean floor rose into view, all crimsoned from the flaming volcano.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner" by Wilbur Lawton
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In poetry:

On the blue and icy ocean,
As a stony floor,
Toward thy boat, oh, dying Viking,
Walks she evermore!
"The Deserted Fylgia" by Alice Cary
His wake across the ocean-floor
In a long glory lies,
Like a gold wave-way to the shore
Of some sea paradise.
"A Sunset Fantasy" by Victor James Daley
On either side, behind, before,
The ocean stretches like a floor,--
A level floor of amethyst,
Crowned by a golden dome of mist.
"In The Harbour: Becalmed" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They smile, the wee wrinkled women
They creep to her pinafore;
And lay in her lap strange treasures
Trolls brought from the ocean's floor.
"Adventure" by Laura Benet
With the Sauntering Sue on the ocean floor
And them cannon balls rolling inside,
They hated to think of Eberly Moore
And Eberly's fair young bride.
"Eberly's Fair Young Bride" by Wallace Irwin
Desert-smothered caravan,
Knee-deep dust that once was man,
Battle-trenches ghastly piled,
Ocean-floors with white bones tiled,
Crowded tomb and mounded sod,
Dumbly crave that prayer to God.
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

They're taking as many as 12 samples, each 60 to 100 feet into the ocean floor near the entrance of the harbor to test stability of soils.
The Navy retrieved two "black boxes" from Trans World Airlines Flight 800 on the ocean floor early today following a weeklong, painstaking search of the murky waters off East Moriches, L.I.
The one-celled creature was found making tracks on the ocean floor off of the Bahamas.
The two-bedroom home features the main floor master with mainland, ocean and mountain views and a generous en-suite.
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The yeti crab, a new species discovered in large numbers on the South Ocean floor, has been nicknamed 'The Hoff' for its very hairy chest.
Authorities said a 41-year-old woman has died after falling from a third-floor balcony of a condominium in Ocean City.
Diver Joe Kistel has stumbled onto a mystery: Two plane wrecks on the ocean floor -- with no ready explanation of where the planes came from.
Jackup rigs typically stand on the ocean floor in relatively shallow waters.
A new exhibition at the Milwaukee Public Museum explores 18th-century piracy with more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor.
On the upper floors of Ocean Village in Far Rockaway in Queens, and at other towering apartment complexes that dot the city's waterfront, the effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt.
There's a tsunami watch for countries across the Indian Ocean after an 8.6-magnitude quake struck beneath the ocean floor off the coast of Indonesia.
The US Geological Survey said the 6.7-magnitude quake struck 21 miles (32 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor.
Workers at the Port of Long Beach prepare to pound a 'golden pile' into the ocean floor during a ceremony at the Middle Harbor on May 14, 2012.
A piece of history spent 16 minutes in space and 38 years on the ocean floor.
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