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[see-gurt] /ˈsiˌgɜrt/
surrounded by the sea.
Origin of seagirt
First recorded in 1615-25; sea + girt1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In feudal times this sea-girt fortress was almost impregnable.

  • In this manner the night of the 14th drew around our lone and sea-girt adventurers.

    Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper
  • And what a picture of cheerless desolation was this sea-girt island when Winn neared it!

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • This sea-girt rock had not at that time become classic ground.

    Willis the Pilot Johanna Spyri
  • It needs only a Virginia on the sea-girt island to turn the comrade into Paul.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
  • And here on this sea-girt headland the land-fight had been fought.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • The very appearance of a country whether it is mountainous or plain, sea-girt or inland, influences the character of a people.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Shelley, too, in his Lines written among the Euganean Hills, bewailed the approaching doom of the "sea-girt city."

    The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 George Gordon Byron
  • In this sea-girt city I found the home of Mrs. Glover, and above all her hallowed presence there.

    The World As I Have Found It Mary L. Day Arms
  • There is no such delicious hour in this sea-girt south as that of early morning ushering in a hot day.

    Up and Down Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for sea-girt


(literary) surrounded by the sea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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