sea mouse


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea mouse any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea mouse (Zoöl) A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to Aphrodite and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike setæ on the sides.
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In literature:

Keep as still as a mouse till we're right out at sea.
"The Gadfly" by E. L. Voynich
Have you ever see a "sea-mouse"?
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
With the sea so close on the right and the cliffs on the left the girl felt like a mouse in a trap designed for an elephant.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
But I must have my mouse-traps, Goodman Devil, for in England the cats o' the middle-sea wait unfed.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
At noon there was now a dazzling light, while at night the sun kissed the frozen seas behind screens of mouse-colored cloud and haze.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
The whale should make friends with the sea-mouse, who will serve as a guide so that the monster will never go astray.
"Bluebeard" by Clifton Johnson
The sea-mouse was a sausage with iridescent fur: very peculiar.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley

In poetry:

They'll no' get him a' in a book I think
Though they write it cunningly;
No mouse of the scrolls was the Goodly Fere
But aye loved the open sea.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
"And ill betide the luckless ship
That meets the Carmilhan;
Over her decks the seas will leap,
She must go down into the deep,
And perish mouse and man."
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - II." by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A mouse in the wainscot scratches, and scratches, and then
There is no sound at the top of the house of men
Or mice; and the cloud is blown, and the moon again
Dapples the apples with deep-sea light.
"Moonlit Apples" by John Drinkwater