sea purse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea purse the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea purse sē" pûrs` (Zoöl) The horny egg case of a skate, and of certain sharks.
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Usage

In literature:

He was going to sea; and Rose was making purses, slippers, portfolios, and every thing she could think of as likely to please him.
"The Doll and Her Friends" by Unknown
They had been given to him by public subscription many years before, with a purse of gold, as a reward for saving life at sea.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Memorial of the Maine commission of sea and shore fisheries against the use of purse seines in the menhaden and mackerel fisheries.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
Does not every one suppose him to be distracted, who throws his purse into the sea?
"Arguments Of Celsus, Porphyry, And The Emperor Julian, Against The Christians" by Thomas Taylor
His sea-power and his possession of the purse-strings gave him a tremendous advantage.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
There was a comforting air of discontent abroad; the losses from the South Sea made minds heavy and purses light.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In news:

The state Division of Marine Fisheries has proposed new regulations that would affect the use of purse seines, surface gillnets, and cast nets in Massachusetts waters for harvesting menhaden, sea herring, and mackerel.
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