“Putting up the reef was a provocation,” Searle told The Daily Beast.
So we got there and we look down and we see a 6-foot reef shark.
Before the war I was a short-order cook in Zabadani, which is a beautiful tourist valley in reef Damashq, near Lebanon.
And this in turn affects the fish, whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and seabirds that live within the reef.
There is even talk of sinking the ship to make it into a reef.
But will she, do you think, escape that reef to the north, when she once more tacks.
She is grinding on the reef, and will go to pieces in a few hours.
It was described to me to be a group of small keys surrounded by a reef: their produce is chiefly coconuts and plantains.
The seas, too, which rolled in on the reef rapidly carried the ship towards it.
On ordinary quartz claims, 50 feet along the line of reef, by a width of 400 feet, are allowed.
"rock ridge underwater," 1580s, riffe, probably via Dutch riffe, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse rif "ridge in the sea; reef in a sail," literally "rib" (see rib (n.)).
"horizontal section of sail," late 14c. (mid-14c. in rif-rope), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse rif "reef of a sail," probably a transferred use of rif "ridge under the sea; rib" (see rib (n.) and cf. reef (n.1)). German reff, Swedish ref, Norwegian riv, Danish reb likely all are from the Old Norse word.
1660s, "take in, roll up" (as a sail on a ship), from reef (n.2). Related: Reefed; reefing.
A strip or ridge of rocks, sand, or coral that rises to or near the surface of a body of water. See more at coral reef.