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sea foam

noun
1.
the foam of the sea.
2.
meerschaum (def 1).
Origin of sea foam
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300
Related forms
sea-foam, adjective
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  • On deck the sea foam was as well appointed as she was below.

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  • I am to be mate of the sea foam, and that's the reason I wanted to come on board of her.

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  • I must get your father to build me one like that of the sea foam.

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  • Having secured the sea foam at her mooring, Donald hastened home.

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  • Everything has been perfectly fair, and the Skylark has beaten the sea foam.

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  • Donald took his place at the helm of the sea foam, and stationed the hands.

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  • It was plain enough now that the sea foam had the advantage.

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  • The sea foam passed the judges' yacht, came about, and went under her stern.

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  • "I threw the sea foam up into the wind when it came," said Donald.

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British Dictionary definitions for sea foam

sea foam

noun
1.
foam formed on the surface of the sea
2.
a former name for meerschaum (sense 1)
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