Sea-jelly

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-jelly a sea-blubber
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A jelly-fish withering on the shore of the sea of thought.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Item: the said gibbets inclosed in a sea of jelly.
"A Start in Life" by Honore de Balzac
I was thinking only last night of the sea larvae and all jelly-fish!
"The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
When covered with sea-water the ugly blobs of jelly open out like beautiful flowers.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
ALGINE, a viscous gum obtained from certain sea-weeds, used as size for textile fabrics, and for thickening soups and jellies.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Vast numbers of a large sea-jelly (Rhizostoma mosaica) gave the water quite a milky appearance.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
When the sea is agitated, the jelly-fish is driven helplessly along.
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal" by Various
Some of these are jelly-fish, like those which are often left upon the sea-shore when the tide goes out.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
P. 110, BLUBBER, invalid link: 'SEA-BLUBBER', see JELLY-FISH.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Pedlers roam the streets selling drinking-water, with soup, fruit, and a jelly made from sugar and sea-weed, called agar-agar.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

Down in the depths of the sea
Grew the Apple-Jelly-Fish-Tree.
It was named by a queer old robber
And his mates three.
"The Apple-Jelly-Fish-Tree" by Hilda Conkling
The day was hotter than words can tell,
So hot the jelly-fish wouldn't jell.
The halibut went all to butter,
And the catfish had only force to utter
A faint sea-mew — aye, though some have doubted,
The carp he capered and the horn-pout pouted.
"Don't You See?" by Katharine Lee Bates

In news:

Atmospheric chemists at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have found that when it comes to secondary organic material in the atmosphere , there are two distinct breeds: liquids and jellies.
Still, that will mean a special setting to introduce new stars (deep-sea jellies and sandbar sharks) and returning favorites (sea turtles and sunfish).
Estero Island Historical Society volunteer Jo Hughes knows a thing or two about sea grape jelly.
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