sea feather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea feather corals forming featherlike colonies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea feather (Zoöl) Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.
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Usage

In literature:

The feathers are the blonde tresses that I saw the other day at sea.
"Cliges: A Romance" by Chretien de Troyes
As the sun was now low over the sea he put the feather in his game bag, and set out homewards.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
The church was a sea of neat round hats, mostly black, with a considerable proportion of feathers, tufts, and flowers.
"The Two Sides of the Shield" by Charlotte M. Yonge
There was no answer, but the mass of feathers in the blue sea below told the story.
"Classic Myths" by Mary Catherine Judd
If, when next you go to sea, you take its feathers with you, you need have no fear of storms.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Flowers, feathers and silk remnants were flowing like sea-wrack into every room.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
The great white gulls drifted like feathers upon the sea.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
As for the big purple sea-feather, it was a whopper, but too big for me to do anything with it.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
And if my feathers were not very fine in themselves, they were all from over seas.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The wind tore up the sea as if it had been a mass of white feathers, and scattered it high in air.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
The natives of the South Sea Islands ornament their persons with their feathers.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
An' it blowed the slob off t' sea like feathers.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
He was clad in a smock, or jacket, of sea-parrot feathers, which came down to his seal-skin boots.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
His blades entered the rough sea cleanly and came out on the feather.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Nest a heap of seaweed and feathers on sea cliff, containing three eggs.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
What made Luke Davis dream of a paycock's feather the night his son was lost at sea?
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
A feather of steam eddied about her funnel, and there was a soft splashing as her slanted side sank into the sea.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
As the sun was now low over the sea he put the feather in his game bag, and set out homewards.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
The dress of the men is shaped like a short tunic, made of sea-birds' skins, with the feathers inside.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
With a stroke he sent it spinning, a bruised and broken bundle of feathers, and it fell with a dull flop into the sea.
"Maid of the Mist" by John Oxenham
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In poetry:

Let the wind shake our flag like a feather,
Like the plumes of the foam of the sea!
While three men hold together,
The kingdoms are less by three.
"A Song in Time of Order. 1852" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Love, we have heard together
The North Sea sing his tune,
And felt the wind's wild feather
Brush past our cheeks at noon,
And seen the cloudy weather
Made wondrous with the moon.
"Moonlight North and South" by Robert Fuller Murray
O'er the Campagna it is dim warm weather;
The Spring comes with a full heart silently,
And many thoughts; a faint flash of the sea
Divides two mists; straight falls the falling feather.
"Spring On The Alban Hills" by Alice Meynell
We made Donegal in the teeth of gray weather,
We made Donegal with the wind blowing free,
And the spindrift at toss like a snowy gull's feather
Where the highlands lean down to the lips of the sea.
"Donegal" by Clinton Scollard
“When shall stanes in the sea swim,
My merry son, come tell me hither?
When shall stanes in the sea swim?
And I wot I hae not anither.”
“When birdies’ feathers are as lead therein,
O dear mither.”
"The Bloody Sun" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
IT is the English in me that loves the soft, wet weather--
The cloud upon the mountain, the mist upon the sea,
The sea-gull flying low and near with rain upon each feather,
The scent of deep, green woodlands where the buds are breaking free.
"Wet Weather" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

An alternative to Mardi Gras with Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea , Cotton Jones and Dots Not Feathers at the Firebird, Saturday, March 5.
The Porchistas with The Static Sea & Mad Feather Group at Tierneys in Montclair.
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