• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-hen (Scot.) the common guillemot: the great skua: the piper gurnard
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .


In literature:

Then, accompanied by the yellow hen, she walked out of the shadow of the trees toward the sea-shore.
"Ozma of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
I thanked God there were no big sea-birds in these latitudes; no molly-hawks, no albatrosses, no Cape-hens.
"Dead Men Tell No Tales" by E. W. Hornung
Sea, wind, leaves, thunder, waters, cows lowing, the cattlemarket, cocks, hens don't crow, snakes hissss.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
A.M. saw 2 Port Egmont Hens, a Seal, some sea Weed, and a Piece of wood with Barnacles upon it.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
Another put to sea on a hen-coop, and sunk immediately.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
We continued to meet with, now and then, a seal, Port Egmont hens, and sea-weed.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Another put to sea on a hen-coop, and sunk immediately.
"Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean" by Marmaduke Park
The beach is composed of numberless black pebbles, polished by the sea, and each about the size of an hen's egg.
"Journal of a Voyage from Okkak, on the Coast of Labrador, to Ungava Bay, Westward of Cape Chudleigh" by Benjamin Kohlmeister and George Kmoch
Their military heroes, by land and sea, may sink our oyster-boats, rob our hen-roosts, burn our negro-huts, and run off.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Thorny shelled oysters; larks; a hen pullet with asparagus; stewed oysters and mussels; white and black sea-tulips.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier

In poetry:

'Twas long ago,--a year or so,--
In a barnyard by the sea,
That an old hen lived whom you may know
By the name of Fiddle-de-dee.
She scratched around in the sand all day,
For a lively old hen was she.
"The Intelligent Hen" by Carolyn Wells