sea puss


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea puss the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore
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In literature:

Some sank and were swept away by the sea-puss.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Apparently she was caught in a sea-puss and was still making no headway.
"Missing at Marshlands" by Cleo Garis

In poetry:

In ocean waters the Sea Puss is found,
Cat-like, forever chasing round and round.
She has no claws, but crouching sly and low
She stealthily puts out her undertow.
And when an old seadog comes in her way
I'll warrant you there is the deuce to pay!
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells