A certain direction of a cross sea is not unlikely to produce a contrary effect.
Also the sea was driving from the east southeast and this formed a cross sea.
At sunrise the wind blew still harder, and the cross sea was terrific.
Perhaps it would be a cross sea, which, of course, was the kind that they dreaded the most of all.
The Hafgardingar may have originated from seeing the powerful effect of a cross sea acting on the tide.
cross sea: A sea or swell caused by a wind different from that blowing at the time the cross sea is running.
"It is a cross sea," said the sailor on the look-out and the captain shook his head.
Driving in the dense and devious thoroughfares was like sailing on a cross sea outside a difficult headland.
The wind freshened in the afternoon, and a cross sea rose which obliged us to reef the sails, and made the boat very wet.