• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-sleeve a cuttle-fish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .


In literature:

In the middle of the improvised wrestling ring the sleeve of Marcus's shirt fluttered occasionally in the sea breeze.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
The pistol sent its ball spinning into the sea, running along Archdale's sleeve as it passed.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
Here I stripped myself to my shirt, the sleeves of which I tore off, and with my trowsers, threw them into the sea.
"Narrative of the shipwreck of the brig Betsey, of Wiscasset, Maine, and murder of five of her crew, by pirates," by Daniel Collins

In poetry:

Oh, you're grabbed! See his claw on your sleeve, on your sleeve!
It is Sinbad's Old Man of the Sea!
You're a Christian, no doubt you believe, you believe
You're a martyr, whatever you be!
"The Old Man Of The Sea" by Oliver Wendell Holmes