cross sea

Origin of cross sea

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for cross sea

Historical Examples of cross sea

  • It is all heaped and tossed and tumbled as though the earth there had been a cross-sea.

    The Old Front Line

    John Masefield

  • A cross-sea was running and I could not feel sure that all was well with the missing boat.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • Then do the heavy-timbered barns talk like ships in a cross-sea, beam working against beam.

  • We are deathly sick, because there is a cross-sea beneath us and a wet sail above.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • This is similar to a cross-sea, except that it undulates without breaking violently.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth