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a sea cliff
▪ The birds breed mainly on sea cliffs and in sea caves.
a sea mist
▪ Alice sailed into a small patch of sea mist.
a seabird/sea bird
▪ Sea birds are often the victims of oil spills.
a sea/marine creature (also an ocean creature)
▪ The first living creatures were marine creatures.
a sea/ocean breeze
▪ The boats were moving up and down in the sea breeze.
a sea/ocean view (=a view of the sea)
▪ I’d like a room with a sea view.
air freight...sea freight
▪ We’ll send your personal belongings by air freight and your furniture by sea freight.
an ocean/sea/river current
▪ Ocean currents carry young fish out to sea.
by air/sea/land/road/rail etc
▪ All supplies are transported by air.
deep sea/freshwater/saltwater fishing
find/get your sea legs
▪ I felt awful yesterday. But, thankfully, I’ve found my sea legs now.
high seas
hill/sea/ground fog
▪ Rain was forecast, along with hill fog.
lost at sea
▪ Peter was lost at sea when his ship sank.
paddling in the sea
▪ children paddling in the sea
river/sea fish
▪ Pike are river fish.
sea air
sea anemone
sea breeze
sea captain
sea change
▪ a sea change in attitudes
sea dog
sea floor
sea lane
sea legs
▪ I felt awful yesterday. But, thankfully, I’ve found my sea legs now.
sea level
▪ 1,000 m above sea level
sea lion
sea mile
sea mist
sea power
sea salt
sea urchin
send sth by post/sea/air etc
▪ Monday is the last day to send cards by post to arrive by Christmas.
the edge of the sea (=the land next to the sea)
▪ The castle stands on the edge of the sea.
the open sea (=part of the sea away from land)
▪ A shoal of fish swam past heading for the open sea.
the sea/mountain/country air
▪ the salty smell of the sea air
the sea/river bottom
▪ fish living on the sea bottom
travel/motion/car/sea etc sickness (=sickness that some people get while travelling)
▪ He looked out of the aeroplane window down at the warm blue sea below.
▪ On the other side is the mosaic-tiled bath, as blue as the sea, beneath a cascade of tropical plants.
▪ Golden sand and blue sea, and in the clear blue sky a promise of summer.
▪ But looking out over the blue sea, we knew there was yet somewhere farther.
▪ Palm trees are swaying in the breeze, skies are blue and the sea is even bluer.
▪ Is the inescapable conclusion, therefore, that the régime finds itself between the devil and the deep blue sea?
▪ Look closer and see a house tucked into a mountainside overlooking a stark blue sea.
▪ Neil Croll, Allestree, Derby I saw an upside-down rainbow caused by the reflection of the sun on a calm sea.
▪ De Macon's ship went to Brittany and back, the voyage helped by fair winds and calm seas.
▪ I was deeply thankful that the accident had occurred on a sunny day and with a calm sea.
▪ He wrote of the calm sea at St Malo, the pink sky, the sweet air.
▪ The calm summer seas turn stormy.
▪ Large swell waves may be present with an absolutely calm sea or even with light offshore winds in the opposite direction.
▪ Through scattered clouds the sun shone brightly upon the calm blue sea.
▪ Some colonised the deep seas where there was little light and lost their eyes altogether.
▪ Now Ian caught up with us aboard a well-equipped deep-sea game-fishing boat hired from Shimoda to take his farewell pictures.
▪ Material suitable for deep sea dumping included sewage sludge, industrial waste, and toxic ashes left after the incineration of garbage.
▪ There is no real boundary to the part of the planet I think of as the deep sea.
▪ All watersports, with the exception of scuba diving and deep sea fishing are complimentary to guests of the hotel.
▪ I prefer the more austere skeletons of the corals that live frugal, ancient lives in the deep sea.
▪ Hurlbert and her husband, Eric, planned a weekend outing of scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
▪ Really heavy seas can force cancellation of services.
▪ Colored flags flapped in a heavy sea wind.
▪ What I did was to teeter from side to side like a tall mast on a small ship in a heavy sea.
▪ It would be much worse when we were in a heavy sea, when the entire cabin could flood.
▪ In May at least 20 were reported drowned in a similar incident in heavy seas.
▪ He treads water in heavy seas, yelling to search planes overhead.
▪ In the echoing corridors the booming of the heavy sea formed a constant background.
▪ Have you had any memorable adventures on the high seas?
▪ The crew abandoned the tug, forcing the Coast Guard to send a swimmer out in high seas to rescue them.
▪ They were neither accurate nor able to run true against the assault of changing temperature on the high seas.
▪ The city of Belfast has a magnificent setting, ringed by high hills, sea lough and river valley.
▪ They swim and they dance and they cruise the high seas.
▪ Confounding the king's enemies by slipping ghost-like through these arid wastes as once our ancestors held sway over the high seas.
▪ Isaac resembled a captain at the helm in high seas.
▪ The third race, for the Campkin Cup, was back on the open sea in light conditions.
▪ Stultz relinquished the controls to Gordon, and Slim headed northeast across the open sea.
▪ Ideally on the open sea you should carry a flare pack.
▪ This pattern is readily apparent whenever researchers look at the sculpted surface of the open sea.
▪ A thirty-pound tuna swam past, heading for the open sea.
▪ In front a simple porch offered a spectacular vista of coconut-fringed beach, lagoon, and open sea beyond.
▪ Rescuers have tried unsuccessfully to drive them out into the open sea using a line of boats with their engines running.
▪ Remember, she is open to the sea at the base.
▪ Unfortunately, the London's pilot was fatally wounded, but his co-pilot managed to alight in a very rough sea.
▪ The equity department weathered not only rough seas but rejection as well.
▪ A free country in a free world is always at risk from high winds and rough seas.
▪ He sat at an ordinary table, to which the plates were clipped, as aboard ship in a rough sea.
▪ But the yacht would be a pounding hell if caught out in a rough sea.
▪ Sebastian Cermeno, went down in rough seas in 1595, along with at least seven sailors.
▪ It took a bishop called Wilfred, who was driven on to the Sussex coast by rough seas, to make the breakthrough.
▪ Dawn revealed that the rough seas had once again snapped the hogging trusses which sagged pitifully on each side of the raft.
▪ After the stale fug in the tiny cabin, she gulped down the clean sea air, the car window wide open.
▪ He gave me to understand that the bamboo beetle would soon be killed off by the sea air.
▪ Hunger and a need for sea air drove Ruth down to the Puerto de Pollensa.
▪ Nothing ever really dried out now that it was so thoroughly impregnated by salt sea air.
▪ Near the coast also the sea air reduces the cold of late winter and spring.
▪ A few days of sea air would not hurt them.
▪ Swore the sea air was doing his health good.
▪ That was back when our unofficial city aroma was strong coffee and sea air, not urine.
▪ Why the sea anemone stays there and whether it gains anything from this relationship is not known.
▪ These rocks also stirred with novel species of eyeless shrimp, white crabs, translucent sea anemones and large, pink fish.
▪ A hermit crab carrying a sea anemone around on its shell.
▪ These and certain sea anemones often leave a mucous trail that, upon dissolving in water, gives off a characteristic odor.
▪ I have reached for slimy sea anemones that slipped out of my hand like soap.
▪ Their army flees on to the exposed sea bed, and there gets bogged down.
▪ The bell was now lowered very gradually, as she would be from here to the sea bed.
▪ While nodules are loose deposits, lying on the sea bed, sulphides are massive deposits below the ocean floor.
▪ Here the waters are split and piled up either side of a pathway across the sea bed.
▪ This accumulates on the sea bed as coral sand.
▪ The slimy floor of shifting sediment is useless to young oysters in search of a hard sea bed for a lifetime's home.
▪ These were most likely to have been zeroed by the action of sunlight prior to their deposition on the sea bed.
▪ The sea bottom is stony, so we strongly recommend you always sail with something on your feet.
▪ Cruising underwater, you see pale outlines of the irregular sea bottom.
▪ Species somewhat resembling that shown are numerous in the Tertiary marine formations, and similar species live today in sandy sea bottoms.
▪ If the photographs are to be believed, the water is azure blue and clear to the sea bottom.
▪ Fisheries are sustained by the plankton which depends upon a constant re-cycling of nutrients stirred up from the sea bottom.
▪ Best established among them is the older Hyatt Cancun Caribe whose pools and beach are cooled by gentle sea breezes.
▪ The sunlight glimmered off these blades and when the sea breeze swept through they rippled like sequins on a party dress.
▪ The air, fresh and cold, smelled to her as sweet as a sea breeze.
▪ Soon he would smell the first sour tang of winter on the sea breezes.
▪ Open windows receive the sea breeze rolling off the glistening sea.
▪ The best beaches are to be found in the south and east, lapped by gentle clear waters and warm sea breezes.
▪ The same can occur in the hot, dry winds of summer, especially on the beach where sea breezes are active.
▪ The engineer differs from the trader much as the general differs from the sea captain.
▪ My father was a sea captain, a pilot in the Suez Canal.
▪ The sea captain was led down from the wharf to the beach, to stand on the platform beneath the gallows beam.
▪ He tested them carefully over the next several years, sending them off with cooperative sea captains.
▪ It was the old sea captain, in whose house Nils had billeted us, who told us.
▪ And it debunked and later destroyed the reputation of a great sea captain, a good friend of my father.
▪ To this end the sea captains contributed considerably.
▪ They stood proud as sea captains and looked directly into my eyes, laughing.
▪ Their increased numbers will bring about a sea change in the pattern of representation.
▪ One effect of this sea change in the way the world works is the diminishing value of manual labor.
▪ It seemed like a sea change.
▪ If the Court holds fast to its abnegation of this traditional role, it could mark a sea change in federal-state relations.
▪ Instead they show to my prejudiced eyes that the sea changes were very rapid indeed.
▪ However, there has been a sea change in the perception of the conventions.
▪ This political sea change coincided with the most dramatic incident to have occurred on the Hinkley Point site since it started operation.
▪ And at that moment the intensity of the demonstration underwent a sea change.
▪ At the outer edge of each shelf, the sea floor plunges precipitously down into the depths.
▪ Distinguishing between active sonar returns from mines and returns from rocks and debris on the sea floor is difficult.
▪ Later still it was found covering extensive areas of the sea floor south of Ireland.
▪ Sonar behaves differently because sounds reverberate off the sea floor.
▪ This creature, shaped like a slim leaf about 6 centimetres long, lives half-buried in the sand of the sea floor.
▪ He knows that most of his bottles will become encrusted with algae and settle to the sea floor.
▪ Though they cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, the rocks of the sea floor are virtually inaccessible.
▪ Tiny oceanic microorganisms solidify carbon and oxygen gases dissolved in sea water to produce a salt which settles on the sea floor.
▪ The net result could be a rise in sea levels by just a few millimetres.
▪ Without mountain building and other vertical rejuvenation all land would eventually be reduced to sea level.
▪ Most of the great cities are near sea level.
▪ Despite the fact that Johannesburg is situated some 5,000 feet above sea level, I felt comfortable.
▪ Even modest elevations of sea level therefore can threaten many major population centers.
▪ The aft tank pump feeds the engines via an accumulator to give thirty seconds of full-power inverted flight at sea level.
▪ Pot-growing and planting in good soil near sea level made all the difference.
▪ It's a great place from which to watch killer whales and sea lions.
▪ Sea Lion Overlook, for a view of sea lions and harbor seals.
▪ Nearby is Sea World, the home of sea lions, killer whales and other marine animals which perform before entranced audiences.
▪ The use of the sea lions is a great leap forward in whale-tracking technology, Hurley said.
▪ But as if to allay our disappointment, teams of curious sea lions kept popping up near our kayaks.
▪ Fur seals and sea lions are restricted to the Bering Strait area and seldom enter icy waters.
▪ Voracious consumers of fish, sea lions have been the targets of wrathful fishermen in the San Diego area.
▪ Try using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.
▪ Season with sea salt and white pepper.
▪ Maldon salt is a trade name for sea salt from the many inlets on the Essex coast.
▪ A small sailboat draws close and Captains Peleg and Bildad, both old sea salts, reluctantly leave.
▪ Very often such cheeses are made with a vegetarian rennet and natural sea salt.
▪ The long spines of the sea urchins protect them from most predators.
▪ But please, hold the sea urchin.
▪ Water-living animals, such as fish, molluscs, sea urchins and corals, are much more promising candidates for preservation.
▪ Thousands of fertilized sea urchin eggs, starfish and blue clams returned to Earth with the astronauts.
▪ In either case, the sea urchins could lose a major source of food.
▪ I know there are sharks and moray eels and barracuda and spiny sea urchins.
▪ Cassiduloid sea urchin, Pygurus costatus, Jurassic.
▪ Front sea view and balcony £7.75.
▪ Supplements per person per night: Front sea view £7.25.
▪ The Devon Coast Holiday Park enjoys sea views and has a small children's play area.
▪ Some twin bedrooms which will have a balcony and sea view are available at a supplement.
▪ Side sea view and balcony £2.95.
▪ There is a fresh water pool with bar, a panoramic sunbathing terrace and an airy, first-floor restaurant with sea views.
▪ Bedrooms have a balcony and side sea view.
▪ This twice daily peristalsis creates tidal currents every six hours, pushing sea water first north, then south.
▪ If a fresh supply of sea water is needed, one of the commercial salt water mixes can be used.
▪ There is a private lift down to the sea water swimming pool and sun terrace.
▪ Every mouth was a little round pool of sea water.
▪ Government scientists believe the action of sea water will destroy the bacteria.
▪ Tiny oceanic microorganisms solidify carbon and oxygen gases dissolved in sea water to produce a salt which settles on the sea floor.
▪ And he had swallowed so much sea water he wanted to vomit.
▪ It seemed as if she was facing a sea of glittering gowns.
▪ The other side faced the open sea.
▪ Brighton Marina, luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments facing sea and boats.
▪ She pointed him to a bridge table set up to face the sea.
▪ She faced out to sea and saw nothing but the impression of Fernando's tortured features before her misty eyes.
▪ He turned to face the sea.
▪ One stands naked facing front with her arms raised around her head which turns to face the sea.
▪ Sepulchers face the sea, as on the mainland, but on this tiny island death seems everywhere.
▪ The once ubiquitous family car is becoming lost in a sea of other vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
▪ After all, a ship lost at sea is a tragedy, but not so unusual.
▪ While drinking our essential morning tea and coffee we were lost in a sea of women in traditional dress with castanets.
▪ She claimed she had somehow been placed on an ocean liner that had lost its way at sea.
▪ The bodies of the other sailors were lost in the sea.
▪ But although it recovered the land, it lost control of the sea.
▪ Hugh, her eldest son, at first believed to have been lost at sea but who later reappears.
▪ The uncle who had run away, hoping to get to sea, was later lost at sea.
air/sea power
▪ The outcome will be decided by air power.
▪ But the escalating crisis may now force Western leaders to use military air power to protect relief efforts.
▪ For Mahan sea power was critical, for Mackinder a particular land mass.
▪ Government air power has prevented the rebels from attacking N'Djamena directly.
▪ Robert sat nearby doing a term paper on the history of air power.
▪ Strategic air power had all but won the Second World War.
▪ The cheapest and simplest method will be the air powered sponge filter.
▪ The most difficult strategic question was whether sea power was any longer the foundation upon which the Three Pillars could continue to stand.
between the devil and the deep blue sea
heavy seas
▪ The ship went down in heavy seas off the coast of Scotland.
▪ A 20-knot northeast wind was raising heavy seas.
▪ At the time there were very heavy seas.
▪ He treads water in heavy seas, yelling to search planes overhead.
▪ In May at least 20 were reported drowned in a similar incident in heavy seas.
▪ Really heavy seas can force cancellation of services.
▪ Search and rescue efforts were hampered Friday by rain and heavy seas.
▪ The boat was making very slow progress in heavy seas.
▪ The whole service has taken some five and a half hours in gale force winds and heavy seas.
the Aral Sea
the Baltic Sea
the Barents Sea
the high seas
the sea floor
there are plenty more fish in the sea
water-borne/sea-borne/air-borne etc
▪ The war escalated, on the ground, in the air, and at sea.

Sea (astronomy)

The Sea or the Water is an area of the sky in which many water-related, and few land-related, constellations occur. This may be because the Sun passed through this part of the sky during the rainy season.

Most of these constellations are named by Ptolemy:

  • Aquarius the Water-bearer
  • Capricornus the Sea-goat
  • Cetus the Whale
  • Delphinus the Dolphin
  • Eridanus the Great River
  • Hydra the Water serpent
  • Pisces the Fishes
  • Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish (not named by Ptolemy)

Sometimes included are the ship Argo and Crater the Water Cup.

Some water-themed constellations are newer, so are not in this region. They include Hydrus, the lesser water snake; Volans, the flying fish; and Dorado, the swordfish.

Sea (EP)

Sea EP is the second EP from Doves. It was self-released on the band's Casino Records label on 24 May 1999 on limited CD and 10" vinyl. The band dedicated the EP to Rob Gretton, who helped fund Doves' early releases as well as when the band played as Sub Sub. Rob died of a heart attack only a few days before the EP was released. In the music video for "Sea Song," the opening title card reads "For Rob."

Sea (advertisement)

Sea is an advertising campaign launched by Diageo in 2007 to promote Smirnoff brand vodka. It centres on a 60- second commercial created by J. Walter Thompson, which premiered on 17 August 2007 in showings of The Bourne Ultimatum at select cinemas across the United Kingdom. Various tie-ins were launched, including the "Smirnoff Purifier", an online game, point of sale "Smirnoff purity kits", and a tour of a custom-built "Smirnoff Purification Installation" used to make potable samples of water taken from saline or otherwise undrinkable water at selected sites. In all, the campaign cost £5,000,000 to create, making it the largest campaign ever taken on by Diageo for its Smirnoff brand.


A sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land. More broadly, "the sea" is the interconnected system of Earth's salty, oceanic waters—considered as one global ocean or as several principal oceanic divisions. The sea moderates Earth's climate and has important roles in the water cycle, carbon cycle, and nitrogen cycle. Although the sea has been travelled and explored since prehistory, the modern scientific study of the sea—oceanography—dates broadly to the British Challenger expedition of the 1870s. The sea is conventionally divided into up to five large oceanic sections—including the International Hydrographic Organization's four named oceans (the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic) and the Southern Ocean; smaller, second-order sections, such as the Mediterranean, are known as seas.

Owing to the present state of continental drift, the Northern Hemisphere is now fairly equally divided between land and sea (a ratio of about 2:3) but the South is overwhelmingly oceanic (1:4.7). Salinity in the open ocean is generally in a narrow band around 3.5% by mass, although this can vary in more landlocked waters, near the mouths of large rivers, or at great depths. About 85% of the solids in the open sea are sodium chloride. Deep-sea currents are produced by differences in salinity and temperature. Surface currents are formed by the friction of waves produced by the wind and by tides, the changes in local sea level produced by the gravity of the Moon and Sun. The direction of all of these is governed by surface and submarine land masses and by the rotation of the Earth (the Coriolis effect).

Former changes in sea levels have left continental shelves, shallow areas in the sea close to land. These nutrient-rich waters teem with life, which provide humans with substantial supplies of food—mainly fish, but also shellfish, mammals, and seaweed—which are both harvested in the wild and farmed. The most diverse areas surround great tropical coral reefs. Whaling in the deep sea was once common but whales' dwindling numbers prompted international conservation efforts and finally a moratorium on most commercial hunting. Oceanography has established that not all life is restricted to the sunlit surface waters: even under enormous depths and pressures, nutrients streaming from hydrothermal vents support their own unique ecosystem. Life may have started there and aquatic microbial mats are generally credited with the oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere; both plants and animals first evolved in the sea.

The sea is an essential aspect of human trade, travel, mineral extraction, and power generation. This has also made it essential to warfare and left major cities exposed to earthquakes and volcanoes from nearby faults; powerful tsunami waves; and hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones produced in the tropics. This importance and duality has affected human culture, from early sea gods to the epic poetry of Homer to the changes induced by the Columbian Exchange, from burial at sea to Basho's haikus to hyperrealist marine art, and inspiring music ranging from the shanties in The Complaynt of Scotland to Rimsky-Korsakov's " The Sea and Sinbad's Ship" to A-mei's " Listen to the Sea". It is the scene of leisure activities including swimming, diving, surfing, and sailing. However, population growth, industrialization, and intensive farming have all contributed to present-day marine pollution. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is being absorbed in increasing amounts, lowering its pH in a process known as ocean acidification. The shared nature of the sea has made overfishing an increasing problem.

The Collaborative International Dictionary


Ocean \O"cean\ ([=o]"shan), n. [F. oc['e]an, L. oceanus, Gr. 'wkeano`s ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to encompass the earth.]

  1. The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; -- called also the sea, or great sea.

    Like the odor of brine from the ocean Comes the thought of other years.

  2. One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.

  3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs.

    You're gonna need an ocean Of calamine lotion.
    --Lieber & Stoller (Poison Ivy: song lyrics, 1994)



n. 1 (label en countable uncountable) A large body of salty water. (Major seas are known as oceans.) 2 (label en figuratively) A large number or quantity; a vast amount.



adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships; "sea stories"; "sea smells"; "sea traffic" [syn: sea(a)] [ant: air(a), land(a)]


  1. n. a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

  2. anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume [syn: ocean]

  3. turbulent water with swells of considerable size; "heavy seas"

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary


Old English "sheet of water, sea, lake, pool," from Proto-Germanic *saiwaz (cognates: Old Saxon seo, Old Frisian se, Middle Dutch see, Swedish sjö), of unknown origin, outside connections "wholly doubtful" [Buck]. Meaning "large quantity" (of anything) is from c.1200. Meaning "dark area of the moon's surface" is attested from 1660s (see mare (n.2)).\n

\nGermanic languages also use the general Indo-European word (represented by English mere (n.)), but have no firm distinction between "sea" and "lake," either by size, by inland or open, or by salt vs. fresh. This may reflect the Baltic geography where the languages are thought to have originated. The two words are used more or less interchangeably in Germanic, and exist in opposite senses (such as Gothic saiws "lake," marei "sea;" but Dutch zee "sea," meer "lake"). Compare also Old Norse sær "sea," but Danish , usually "lake" but "sea" in phrases. German See is "sea" (fem.) or "lake" (masc.). The single Old English word glosses Latin mare, aequor, pontus, pelagus, and marmor.\n

\nPhrase sea change "transformation" is attested from 1610, first in Shakespeare ("The Tempest," I.ii). Sea anemone is from 1742; sea legs is from 1712; sea level from 1806; sea urchin from 1590s. At sea in the figurative sense of "perplexed" is attested from 1768, from literal sense of "out of sight of land" (c.1300).


Usage examples of "sea".

The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.

From the walls of the castillo, it could be seen that all the town was aboil as the four galleons sailed in from the sea.

The standards of Ishterebinth, last of the Nonmen Mansions, charged deep into a sea of abominations, leaving black-blooded ruin in their wake.

These Sea Folk were not like the aborigines of Ruwenda, accustomed to obey the laws of the White Lady and freely accepting Kadiya as their leader.

Between the two lies the main ship channel, varying in width from seven hundred and fifty yards, three miles outside, to two thousand, or about a sea mile, abreast Fort Morgan.

All the obscenity and salacious infamy spawned in the muck of the abysmal pits of life seemed to drown her in seas of cosmic filth.

All the obscenity and salacious infamy spawned in the muck of the abysmal pits of Life seemed to drown her in seas of cosmic filth.

There I drank it, my feet resting on acanthus, my eyes wandering from sea to mountain, or peering at little shells niched in the crumbling surface of the sacred stone.

He nodded toward the hills above the Achor Marshes on the shores of the sea of Gerizim.

Asia, the drowning of many productive lowland farming areas by rising sea levels, and the pollution of aquifers and the acidification or drying of freshwater lakes.

Venerian lives upon the bottom of an everlasting sea of fog and his thin epidermis, utterly without pigmentation, burns and blisters as frightfully at the least exposure to actinic light as does ours at the touch of a red-hot iron.

Seemed like our little bit of land had been uprooted and had gone adrift, far out to sea.

Right now, my twin lies to the Council, saying that you threw me into the ocean and that I am adrift at sea, clinging to a bit of wood.

It was then they heard for the first time of the real scale of the Dornhof aeronautic park and the possibility of an attack coming upon them not only by sea, but by the air.

One of those sudden storms of summer had blown up from the sea, and Peggy knew enough of Long Island weather to know that these disturbances were usually accompanied by terrific winds--squalls and gusts that no aeroplane yet built or thought of could hope to cope with.