sea fan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea fan corals having a treelike or fan-shaped horny skeleton
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea fan sē" făn` (Zoöl) Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum of Florida and the West Indies.
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Usage

In literature:

They were in full dress, and the golden-pinned mantillas and the sea of waving fans were a sight indeed.
"Remember the Alamo" by Amelia E. Barr
And meantime Florent's face was fanned by a fresh breeze, a sharp, salt breeze redolent of the sea.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
The sun was just dipping into the sea and its last light spread out of the west to the zenith like a huge red-gold fan.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
The place was still interesting, the birds were there, the sunshine was pleasant, and the sea breeze fanned me.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
Thy breeze, Thine Adrian sea-breeze, how it fans my face!
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
See that thin skin give to the sea like a lace fan to a breeze!
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
The wind that fanned his face was filled with the spicy odors of the sea.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
With the crisp sea air fanning their faces as they headed out to sea, Dickie's irritability vanished.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
It was far away south to Rothesay we went, and here, my cheeks fanned by the delicious sea-breezes, I soon began to grow well and strong again.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Fan sat right down on the pebbles at the bottom of the sea, and gave herself up for lost.
"Harper's Young People, August 10, 1880" by Various
It has the climate of Madeira, and is fanned by the sea-breezes that invigorate but do not chill.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The flames O-Shichi kindled were From sea to Shiba fanned.
"Nirvana Days" by Cale Young Rice
The green sea-growth on her underbody fans and waves in the tide, showing long voyaging in the crust and stage of it.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
This wind seemed at times like some powerful winnowing-fan, violently driving them into the sea.
"More Tales by Polish Authors" by Various
The wind was now blowing strongly from the sea, and fanned it into flame.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
Here purple sea-fans wave gently to and fro.
"Cuba Past and Present" by Richard Davey
A light breeze was fanning the sea, and every stitch of canvas that would draw was set.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
When he got them he sat on the deck and read them while the cool sea breeze fanned his forehead.
"A Captain of Industry" by Upton Sinclair
Bye and bye sea and land reflected a crimson glow, which steadily increased, fanned by the gale, until it shone far out upon the sea.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier
He removed his hat, and allowed the fresh breeze that came up from the sea to fan his heated temples.
"If Sinners Entice Thee" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Over a shining land—
Once such a land I knew—
Over its sea, by a soft wind fanned,
The sky is all white and blue.
"Picture Songs" by George MacDonald
And thus she roamed
In the roamings of her fan,
Partaking of the sea,
And of the evening,
As they flowed around
And uttered their subsiding sound.
"Infanta Marina" by Wallace Stevens
By day the blue and silver sea
And chime of waters blandly fanned--
Nor these, nor Gama's stars to me
May yield delight since still for thee
I long as Gama longed for land.
"Crossing The Tropics" by Herman Melville
Now, with faint steps she treads the pebbly shore,
While Zephyr fans her burning cheek in vain;
Unseen by her, the circling sea-fowl soar,
Or skim with light wing o'er the foamy main.
"To Adelina. Written while reading the Third Volume of Mrs Smith's 'Orphan of the Castle'" by Maria Logan
A mermaid smoothing her sunny hair,
Fanned by the breath of the summer air,
Sang to me,--"Love, wilt thou go with me
"Down to the depths of the purple sea?"--
"Maiden, ah yes! I will go with thee,
"And lap my soul in felicity!"
"The Mermaid" by Walter Richard Cassels
While every gust of the Jungle night
Was fanning the flame you had set alight.
For these things have power to stir the blood
And compel us all to their own chance mood.
And to love or not we are no more free
Than a ripple to rise and leave the sea.
"The Teak Forest" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Baltic the sea dog swimming through fan mail .
The guy who was barreling the wrong way down Poydras Street as a sea of fans moved toward the Superdome.
Baltic the sea dog swimming through fan mail.
Baltic the sea dog swimming through fan mail.
On Sunday, as throngs of NASCAR fans strolled along the slopes of vendors outside Martinsville Speedway, Pete Hamlett was a dash of cinnamon in a sea of vanilla.
A new English-language edition of Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea has raised the ire of fans who find its reformatting to harm the original work.
It was a sea of scarlet and gray in Boardman as Buckeye fans watched Ohio State University beat rival Michigan with a score of 26 to 21.
Kelly won't be sailing the high seas with his biggest fans.
This means facing sea after churning sea of diehard fans with a smile.
Caramel Sea Salt Mocha is a fan favorite at Dreamcakes Bakery.
Monterey, Calif (October 12, 2011) – Cyclists and fans are invited to 'save the date' for the 22nd Annual Sea Otter Classic to be held Thursday-Sunday, April 19-22, 2012, at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California.
CARY, N.C.–Generation Brands, the parent to a number of lighting and ceiling fan companies including Murray Feiss, Sea Gull and Monte Carlo Fan, has filed for bankruptcy.
Despite reaching temperatures to rival a hot bath, the sea is dotted with hundreds of stand-up paddling (SUP) fans who have taken up the sport over the past two years.
I'm sure being an attractive blonde in a sea of drunken baseball fans outside of Wrigley is not a fun place to be.
Sea lion fans can take home a useful souvenir in Florence, Ore. Bring a bit of the Oregon Coast to your table with these spicy memorabilia.
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