beaching of the oarfish is a very rare occurrence—the last time it happened was 2010—so two in one week is certainly an oddity.
beaching it, the policeman pointed to a man standing at the bar, gulping down a glass of liquor.
On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles.
Everybody goes to the sea-front to witness the beaching of the boats and to watch the unloading.
Why could I not have thought of the tide when we were beaching the boat?
beaching the canoe, the Cubs searched and finally found a long, fairly straight stick which could be used as a measuring rod.
beaching her canoe, she strolled to and fro for a while; then she sat down.
On the 3rd of February they came to an anchor off an island well suited for beaching the ship.
In case of fire he must, with the pilot, instantly decide where lay the greatest chances of safety in beaching his boat.
beaching the boat some distance from the burning house, the three young people ran up the slope.
1530s, "loose, water-worn pebbles of the seashore," probably from Old English bæce, bece "stream," from Proto-Germanic *bakiz. Extended to loose, pebbly shores (1590s), and in dialect around Sussex and Kent beach still has the meaning "pebbles worn by the waves." French grève shows the same evolution. Beach ball first recorded 1940; beach bum first recorded 1950.
"to haul or run up on a beach," 1840, from beach (n.). Related: Beached; beaching.
The area of accumulated sand, stone, or gravel deposited along a shore by the action of waves and tides. Beaches usually slope gently toward the body of water they border and have a concave shape. They extend landward from the low water line to the point where there is a distinct change in material (as in a line of vegetation) or in land features (as in a cliff).