A closed sea

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A closed sea a sea within the jurisdiction of some particular nation, which controls its navigation.
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Usage

In literature:

The ship sailed close under the lofty wall of the seraglio garden, which is separated from the sea by only a narrow wharf.
"Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833" by John Auldjo
The main house stood close to the river, there being but a strip of lawn between the piazza and the top of the sea-wall.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Behind, below, about, closing in on every side, crowded people, a sea of people.
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
For a few seconds it swept the sea close around and was then shut off.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Spain had declared the Pacific 'a closed sea' to the rest of the world.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
Pure White is esteemed the finest of the lot, with Daybreak, a lovely sea-shell pink, as a close second.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Here and there the vast, solid surface of a sea of rolling backs could be glimpsed; again an opening into it might be seen close at hand.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
SCENE: A great hall by the sea close to Dundalgan.
"In The Seven Woods" by William Butler (W.B.) Yeats
The annexe close by had its door sealed; poor Dowdney lost at sea in a schooner.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was a good deal of a relief when the third evening closed about the Castle with volumes of sea-fog.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

At daybreak, on the bleak sea-beach,
A fisherman stood aghast,
To see the form of a maiden fair,
Lashed close to a drifting mast.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The gray of the sea, and the gray of the sky,
A glimpse of the moon like a half-closed eye.
The gleam on the waves and the light on the land,
A thrill in my heart,--and--my sweetheart's hand.
"Her Thoughts And His" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
So to you, Friend, I confide my secret:
to be a discoverer you hold close whatever
you find, and after a while you decide
what it is. Then, secure in where you have been,
you turn to the open sea and let go.
"Security" by William Stafford
"To blow things to bits is our business (and Fritz's),
Which means there are mine-fields wherever you stroll.
Unless you've particular wish to die quick, you'll a-
void steering close to the North Sea Patrol.
"The North Sea Patrol" by Rudyard Kipling
O, gloomy world that rolls in weary space,
And moans wild music to the broken spheres,
Whose rivers wander into seas of tears,
Despair has bound thee in a close embrace;
A birth, a life, a death; man is no more!
"Despondency" by Freeman Edwin Miller
Down, down it swirled to the nether world;
While up from the riven main
Came the gurgling sound of those who drowned,
As the vortex closed again;
The sea surged back to its wonted track;
Once more 'twas a sun-lit plain!
"A Story Of The Sea" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

The ice in the Bering Sea continues to cause huge problems for the opilio crab fishery which is set to close in just over a month, with almost one-third of the 89 million pound quota still in the water.
The legacy firm of famed midcentury Modernist Minoru Yamasaki has closed its doors amid a sea of recriminations and debts.
The inner harbor was open for ship traffic during the storm, but the sea lanes about 5 miles off the coast were closed, more than a dozen large commercial ships were tied up at.
As a red tide brings a mass conglomeration of sea life into Monterey Bay, boaters head out to get an up-close look at one of the marine sanctuary's favorite attractions, humpback whales.
Indulge your adventurous and philanthropic sides with a close-to-home stand up paddleboarding experience at SEA's annual fundraiser.
The There's Something About Mary actress was exploring the seas off the coast of Mexico in Cozumel with her pals when she decided to get up close and personal with a massive grouper.
Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert came close to sharing his name with a deep-sea worm.
The wide bandwidth has a short ring-down time, which can enable the user to distinguish between objects close together within the transducer 's field of view, typically between fish close to the sea bed.
A business is closed and covered with plywood in Sea Bright, N.J.
The British royal family has a very close and historic association with the sea.
Tucked neatly into a nondescript plaza close to the Plainville border (dominated by the Automaster body shop) is a little taste of Mediterranean sun and sea.
A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly close to going in for the kill.
Seventeen fishermen pay fines Tuesday for illegally catching and keeping black sea bass during the closed season on a party boat in February.
"It is safe to say that both National Data Buoy locations nearest Sandy Hook, achieved a recent record extreme sea state on top of and probably very close to the time of the record storm tide at Sandy Hook," the reporting meteorologist wrote.
Shakira's close call with a sea lion .
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In science:

The absorption length for acoustic waves with a frequency about 30 kHz (the peak frequency of acoustic signals from a shower) in sea water is at least an order of magnitude larger than that of Cherenkov radiation, in the fresh Baikal water this ratio is even close to 100 .
A prototype device for acoustic neutrino detection in Lake Baikal
With reference to our statements in Sec. 2.1, we point out that the Fermi sea of a normal, or conventional, Fermi liquid metallic state is closed so that its boundary, the Fermi surface, is equal to its frontier.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
For data lagged by one observation we have however recovered the sea of different non–trivial relations, and it might be interesting to compare these results from a more general perspective of factor models, however no implicitly close approach was found in the literature.
A Random Matrix Approach to Dynamic Factors in macroeconomic data
Collaboration carried out a long term exploration of a 3500 m deep sea site close to the Sicilian coast; the study has shown that it is optimal for the installation of the detector. A Phase-1 project, which is under way, will validate the proposed technologies for the km3 detector on a Test Site at 2000 m depth.
Status of the NEMO Project
In sea water mammals are detected as well as surface noise correlated to winds, while in Baikal noise increases during ice coverage/melting periods. A prototype [131] made of an acoustic antenna 150 m deep and an imitator has been installed close to NT200+.
Rapporteur Summary of Sessions HE 2.2-2.4 and OG 2.5-2.7
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