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green sea

noun

, Nautical.
  1. a solid mass of water breaking over the bow or bulwark of a ship.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of green sea1

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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Example Sentences

The green sea turtle that amazed Narazaki was circling steadily — no lunges or exploratory side-loopings —so the researchers doubt the animal was looking for food.

Her dress was of pale green sea moss, and she wore ornaments of delicate pink coral in her sunny curls.

She could see the meadow now, a smooth green sea ruffled by nothing heavier than the light feet of the summer breeze.

The steely lake, and the rough-ridged, black-green sea of the fir-tops began to unroll below him.

The frightful wall of grey-green sea rising up, curling and roaring.

But now it was near the top of the tide, and there was scarce two feet betwixt the grass and the dark-green sea.

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