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South Seas

plural noun
the seas south of the equator. Unabridged
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  • But he was little benefited, and took up his search for health by chartering a yacht for a voyage through the South Seas.

    A Child's Garden of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson
  • That was one of the joys of the "gentlemanly" employment of "recruiting" in the South Seas.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • Night comes on quickly in the South Seas, and by the time they had seated themselves in the canoe it was dark.

  • And I didn't steal her, as many a ship is stolen in the South Seas.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • Blessed if this ain't gettin' more excitin' than the South Seas.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Tahiti is now one of the civilised islands of the South Seas.

    The Cannibal Islands R.M. Ballantyne
  • Those were the days when a man yearning for excitement could have his fill in the South Seas.

  • How can one live with a man that spends half his life in the South Seas?

    Georgina's Reasons Henry James
  • Lechworthy began on the subject of his book—his projected work on the missions of the South Seas.

    The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
  • And a set of worse villains cannot be found in the South Seas.

    Adrift on the Pacific Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for South Seas

South Seas

plural noun
the seas south of the equator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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South Seas in Culture

South Seas definition

The central, southern, and southwestern portions of the Pacific Ocean.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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