sea-rocket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea-rocket salt-tolerant seashore annual grown for its fragrant rose or violet flowers and fleshy grey-green foliage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-rocket a cruciferous plant of genus Cakile
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .

Usage

In literature:

He was a two-pounder, and practised the usual sea-trout tactics of springing into the air like a rocket.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
BATTLES WITH THE SEA; Or, HEROES OF THE LIFEBOAT AND THE ROCKET.
"Blown to Bits" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
Rocket after rocket had been sent up, until the drenching seas had rendered the firing of them impossible.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
A large Congreve rocket from the smaller steamer entered a proa which had stood out to sea, and completely destroyed her.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
It looked too arid to support life, but sea-rocket with fleshy emerald stems and lilac flowers was scattered about.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
The thrift, sea lavender, rocket, sea campion, and maritime spurge did not descend so low as this.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
Sea-rocket Purplish New England coast and West.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
Finally he decided to fire the rocket and make final adjustments of distance and landing site after he was safely out of the sea.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
Our Sea-Coast Heroes; or, Tales of Wreck and of Rescue by the Lifeboat and Rocket.
"Terry's Trials and Triumphs" by J. Macdonald Oxley
Then the sound of a cannon came booming across the sea, and a rocket sped up into the air.
"To Win the Love He Sought" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
There was no rocket, no lifeboat, and no ordinary boat could live in that sea.
"Aileen Aroon, A Memoir" by Gordon Stables
These rockets were of the ordinary sea-pattern, making a loud explosion by means of a small charge of gun-cotton.
"The Nameless Island" by Percy F. Westerman
The stem of the Sea-Rocket is very smooth and juicy.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
At Blackpool the sea-rocket blooms again towards Christmas.
"Lancashire" by Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
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In poetry:

For them the festal cannon boom in vain,
And joy-bells ring their peal from sea to sea,
And mimic rockets blaze through midnight skies,
And banners flaunt from hall, and tower, and tree.
"Night Scene At The Fall of Sebastopol" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

North Korea's much-anticipated rocket launch ended quickly in failure early Friday, splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff.
A rocket carrying an Intelsat satellite successfully lifted off from the oceangoing Sea Launch platform at the equator .
A rocket carrying an Intelsat satellite successfully lifted off from the oceangoing Sea Launch platform at the equator.
Welcome to Sea Rocket Bistro, another North Park masterpiece.
Welcome to Sea Rocket Bistro , another North Park masterpiece.
TOKYO—Japan says North Korea has fired a rocket and debris landed in seas off the Korean Peninsula and the Philippines.
Japan says North Korea has fired a rocket and debris landed in seas off the Korean Peninsula and the Philippines.
Rocket fired at Tel Aviv landed in the sea: police spokesman.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Tel Aviv on Friday landed in the sea, a police spokesman said.
A soldier stands guard in front of a rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by Nor.
Japan's NHK television network reported that the rocket 's second stage crashed into the sea off the coast of the Philippines as planned, minutes after passing over Okinawa.
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