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most aware presegetable red ligu

gat, Dan. spy-gat, lit. spit-hole) confirm his rilous manner; with gross abuse; with low
derivation.) Naut, a channel cut through indecent language.
the water-ways and sides of a ship at proper It is barbarous incivility scurrilously to sport with
distances, and lined with lead, for carrying what others count religion.

Tillotson. off the water from the deck.

Scurrilousness (skur'ril-us-nes), n. The Scupper-hole (skup'er-hól), n. A scupper.

quality of being scurrilous; indecency of See SCUPPER.

language; baseness of manners; scurrility. Scupper-hose (skup'er-höz), n. A leathern

Scurry (skur'ri).v. i. (Comp. seur, skir, scour] pipe attached to the mouth of the scuppers

To move rapidly; to hasten away or along; of the lower deck of a ship to prevent the

to hurry. water from entering.

He commanded the horsemen of the Numidians to Scupper-nail (skup'er-nál), n. A nail with

scurry to the trenches.

North, a very broad head for covering a large sur

Scurry (skurri), n. Hurry; haste; impetuface of the scupper-hose.

osity. Scuppernong (skup'er-nong), n. The American name for a species of grape, supposed

Scurvily (skér'vi-li), adv. In a scurvy man.

ner: basely; meanly; with coarse and vulgar to be a variety of Vitis vulpina, cultivated and found wild in the Southern States. It

incivility. is said to have come from Greece.

The clergy were never more learned, or so scur.

Swift. Scupper-plug (skup'ér-plug), n. A plug to

vily treated. stop a scupper.

Scurviness (skér' vi-pes), n. The state of
Scur (sker), v.i. To move hastily: to scour. being scurvy; meanness; vileness.
(Obsolete or provincial.)

Scurvy (sker'vi), n. [From scurs (which see).
The light shadows

A disease essentially consisting in a de-
That in a thought scur o'er the fields of corn. praved condition of the blood, which chiefly

Beau, & Fl. affects sailors and such as are deprived for Scurf (skerf), n. (O. E. also scorf, scrof, A. Sax. a considerable time of fresh provisions and scurf, Icel. skurfur (pl.), Dan. skurv, Sw. a due quantity of vegetable food. It is charskorf. G. schorf, scurf.] 1. A material com acterized by livid spots of various sizes, posed of minute portions of the dry external sometimes minute and sometimes large, scales of the cuticle. These are, in moderate paleness, languor, lassitude, and depression quantity, continually separated by the fric of spirits, general exhaustion, pains in the tion to which the surface of the body is sub limbs, occasionally with fetid breath, spungy ject, and are in due proportion replaced by and bleeding gums, and bleeding from alothers deposited on the inner surface of the most all the mucous membranes. It is cuticle. Small exfoliations of the cuticle, much more prevalent in cold climates than or scales like bran, occur naturally on the in warm. Fresh vegetables, farinaceous subscalp, and take place after some eruptions stances, and brisk fermented liquors, good on the skin, a new cuticle being formed un air, attention to cleanliness, and due exerderneath during the exfoliation. When scurf cise, are among the principal remedies; but separates from the skin or scalp in unna the most useful article, both as a preventatural quantities, it constitutes the disease tive and as a curative agent, is lime or lecalled pityriasis, which, when it affects mon juice. children, is known by the name of dandruff. Scurvy (sker'vi). a. 1. Scurfy; covered or Her crafty head

affected by scurf or scabs; scabby; diseased Was overgrown with scarf and filthy scald,

with scurvy. Scurvy or scabbed.' Lev.

Spenser xxi. 20.-2. Vile; mean; low; vulgar; worth2. The soil or foul remains of anything ad less; contemptible; as, a scurvy fellow. herent. (Rare.)

"A very scurvy tune to sing at a man's The scurf is worn away of each committed crime. funeral.' Shak. "That scurvy custom of

Dryden. taking tobacco.' Swift.-3. Offensive; mis3. Anything adhering to the surface.

chievous; malicious; as, a scurvy trick. There stood a hill whose grisly top

Nay, but he prated Shone with a glossy scurf.


And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms 4. In bot. the loose scaly matter that is found

Against your honour.

Shak. on some leaves, &c.

Scurvy-grass (skėr'vi-gras), n. (A corrupScurff (skerf), n. Another name for the tion of scurvy-cress, so named because used bull-trout.

as a cure for scurvy.) The common name of Scurfiness (skėrf'i-nes), n. The state of being several British species of plants of the genus scurfy. Skelton.

Cochlearia, nat, order Cruciferæ. They are Scurfy (skérf'i), a. 1. Having scurf; covered herbaceous plants, having alternate leaves, with scurf.-2. Resembling scurf.

the flowers disposed in terminal racemes, Scurrer (sker'er), n. One who scurs or and usually white. The common scurvy. moves hastily. Berners. (Obsolete or pro grass (C. officinalis) grows abundantly on vincial.]

the sea coast, and along rivers near the sea. Scurrile (skurril), a. (L. scurrilis, from The leaves have an acrid and slightly bitter scurra, a buffoon, a jester.] Such as befits taste; they are eaten as a salad, and are a buffoon or vulgar jester; low; mean; antiscorbutic and stimulating to the digesgrossly opprobrious in language ; lewdly tive organs. jocose; scurrilous; as, scurrile scoffing;

Some scurty.grass do bring, scurrile taunts.

That inwardly applied's a wondrous sovereign thing.

Drayton. A scurrile or obscene jest will better advance you 'Scuse (skūs), n. Excuse. Shak. at the court of Charles than your father's ancient

Scut (skut), n. (Icel. skott, a fox's tail; comp. name.

Sir W. Scott.

L. cauda, W. cut, a tail; W. cuta, short.) Scurrility (skur-ril'i-ti), n. [Fr. scurrilité. L.

A short tail, such as that of a hare or deer. scurrilitas. See SCURRILE.] 1. The quality of

How the Indian hare came to have a long tail, being scurrilous; low, vile, or obscene jocu whereas that part in others attains no higher than a larity. Please you to abrogate scurrility.'

Sir T. Browne, Shak.-2. That which is scurrilous; such

Scutage (skū’tāj), n. (L. L. scutagium. from low, vulgar, indecent or abusive language

L. scutum, a shield.) In feudal law, same as is used by mean fellows, buffoons, jesters,

as Escuage. and the like; grossness of abuse or invective; obscene jests, &c.

No aid or scutage should be assessed but by consent of the great council.

Hallam. We must acknowledge, and we ought to lament, that our public papers have abounded in scurrility.

Scutate (sku'tät), a. IL. scutatus, from scu

Bolingbroke. tum, a shield.] 1. In bot. formed like an Scurrilous (skurril-us), a. 1. Using the low ancient round buckler; as, a scutate leaf.and indecent language of the meaner sort 2. In zool, applied to a surface protected by of people, or such as only the license of large scales. buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fel | Scutch (skuch). v.t. Perhaps same as scotch, low. A scurrilous fool.' Fuller.-2. Con to cut, to strike; comp. also Fr. escosse, a taining low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; husk, as of a bean or pea; escosser, to remove vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous lan the husk from.) 1. To beat; to drub. (Old guage.

English and Scotch.-2. To dress by beating; He is ever merry, but still modest ; not dissolved

specifically.(a) in flax manuf, to beat off and into undecent laughter, or tickled with wit scurril.

separate, as the woody parts of the stalks ous or injurious.

Habington. of flax; to swingle. (6) In cotton manuf. 3. Opprobrious; abusive; offensive; infa

to separate, as the individual fibres after mous.

they have been loosened and cleansed. (c) In How often is a person, whose intentions are to do

silk manuf. to disentangle, straighten, and good by the works he publishes, treated in as scur.

cut into lengths, as floss and refuse silk. rilous a manner as if he were an enemy to mankind.

Scutching machine, a machine for rough

Addison. dressing fibre, as flax, cotton, or silk. Scurrilously (skurril-us-li), adv. In a scur- Scutch (skuch), n. Same as Scutcher, 2.

Scutcheon (skuch'on), n. (A contr. of es

cutcheon (which see).) 1. A shield for ar-
morial bearings; an emblazoned shield; an
A shielded scutcheon blushed with blood of kings
and queens.

Keats. They tore down the scutcheons bearing the arins of the family of Caraffa.

Prescott. 2. In anc. arch. the shield or plate on a door, from the centre of which hung the door handle.-3. The ornamental cover or frame to a key-hole.-4. A name-plate, as on a coffin, pocket-knife, or other object. Scutcher (skuch'er), n. 1. One who scutches. 2. An implement or machine for scutching fibre. See SCUTCH, v.t. Scute (skút), n. (L. scutum, a buckler.] 1. A small shield. Gascoigne.-2. A scale. as of a reptile. See SCUTUM.-3. An ancient French gold coin of the value of 38. 4d. sterling. Scutel (skü'tel), n. Same as Scutellum. Scutella (skū-tel'la), n. pl. Scutellæ (skutel'le). (L., a salver, dim. of scutra, a tray.) One of the horny plates with which the feet of birds are generally more or less covered, especially in front. Scutellaria (skū-tel-lä'ri-a), n. [L. scutella, a salver, in allusion to the form of the calyx.) A genus of herbaceous annuals or perennials, natives of many different parts of the world, nat. order Labiata, They are erect or decumbent, with often toothed, sometimes pinnatifid leaves, and whorled or spiked blue, violet, scarlet, or yellow flowers. There are two British species, S. galericulata and S. minor, known by the common name of skull-cap. They grow on the banks of rivers and lakes, and in watery places. Scutellate, Scutellated (skū'tel-låt, sku'. tel-lät-ed), a. (See SCUTELLA.) Formed like a plate or platter; divided into small plate-like surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon. Woodward. Scutellidæ (skū-tel'i-de), n. pl. [L. scutella, a saucer, and Gr. eidos, resemblance.) A family of radiated animals, belonging to the class Echinodermata and order Echinidæ, having a shell of a circular or elliptic form, frequently very depressed. The ambulacra are so arranged as to bear some resemblance to the petals of a flower. There are many genera and species, both recent and fossil; these forms being popularly named 'cakeurchins.' Scutelliform (skū-telli-form), a. (L. scutella, a saucer, and forma, shape.) Scutellate. In bot, the same as patelliform, but oval instead of round, as the embryo of grasses. Scutellum (skū-tel'um), n. pl. Scutella (skū-tel'a). (L., dim, of scutum, a shield.] i. In bot. a term used to denote the small cotyledon on the outside of the embryo of wheat, inserted a little lower down than the other more perfect cotyledon, which is

pressed close to the albumen.-2. A term applied to the little coloured cup or disc found in the substance of lichens,

containing the tubes Scutella in Cudbear

filled with sporules, (Lecanora tartarea).

as in the annexed

figure of Lecanora tartarea.-3. In entom, a part of the thorax, sometimes invisible, sometimes, as in some Hemiptera, large, and covering the elytra and abdomen. Scutibranchian, Scutibranchiate (skū

ti-brang'ki-an, skū-ti-brang'ki-ät), n. A member of the order Scutibranchiata. Scutibranchiata (skü'ti-brang-ki-ä"ta). n. pl. (L. scutum, a shield, and branchio, gills. ] The name given to an order of hermaphro

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in one hand with which he collects a small bundle of the straggling corn, and with the scythe in the other hand cuts it. -2. A

having the gills protected by a shield-like Scyllæa (sil-lē'a), n. A genus of nudibranshell

chiate gasteropods. The common species Scutiferous (sku-tif'er-us), a. [L. scutum, (S. pelagica) is found on the Fucus natans, a shield, and jero, to bear.) Carrying a or gull-weed, wherever this appears. shield or buckler.

Scyllarian ('ri-an), n. One of the family Scutiform (skü'ti-form), a. (L. scutum, a Scyllaridæ. buckler, and forma, form.] Having the Scyllaridæ (sil-la'ri-dē), n. pl. (See below.) forta of a buckler or shield.

A family of long-tailed decapodous crabs, Scutter (skut'èr), i (From or allied to scud; characterized by the wide, flat carapace, the

comp scuttle, to run.) To run or scuttle large and leaf-like outer antenne, and the away with short quick steps; to scurry. partly flexible tail-fan, by which they drive I saw little Miss Hughes saidtering across the field. themselves through the water. They live in

Mrs. H. Wood, moderately shallow water, where the bed of Scuttle (skut1), n. (A. Sax. scutel, scuttel, the sea is soft and muddy. Here they bur. a dish, a scuttle: Icel. scutill; from L SCIL row rather deeply, and only issue from their tella, dim, of scutra, a dish or platter.) 1. A retreat for the purpose of seeking food. broad shallow basket: so called from its / Scyllarus (sil-la'rus), n. [Gr. skyllaros, a resemblance to a dish.

kind of crab.) A genus of long-tailed tenThe earth and stones they are fain to carry from

footed crustaceans, family Scyllaridæ, of under their feet in scattles and baskets. Hakewill. which there are several species, some of

which are eatable, and in Japan are con2 A wide-mouthed metal pan or pail for sidered as delicacies. holding coals.

Scylliidæ (si-li'i-de), n. pl. (Gr. skylion, a Scuttle (skuti). n. (Probably for shuttle,

kind of shark.) The dog-fishes, a family of a dim. from the verb to shut. Comp. also

small-sized, but very abundant sharks, three 0 Fr. escoutille, Mod. Fr. écoutille, Sp. esco

species of which occur off our own coasts. tilla, a hatchway: origin doabtful.] 1. A

They have a pair of spiracles, two dorsal square hole in the wall or roof of a house.

fins placed above the ventrals, which latter with a lid; also, the lid that covers such an

are abdominal in position, and an anal fin; opening.-2. Naut. a small hatchwayor open

their branchial apertures, which are small. ing in the deck, with a lid for covering it;

are situated above the base of the pectoral also, a like hole in the side of a ship, or

fin. They are oviparous, depositing their through the coverings of her hatchways,

eggs fecundated in curious oblong horny &c -- Air - scuttles, ports in a ship for the

cases, provided with filamentary appendadmission of air.

ages. These cases are frequently cast upon Scuttle (skut']), v. t. (From the noun. ) Naut.

the beach, and are known as mermaid'sto cut holes through the bottom or sides of

purses or sea-purses. See DOG-FISH. a ship, for any purpose; to sink by making

Scymetar, Soymitar (sim'i-ter), n. A short holes through the bottom; as, to scuttle a

sword with a convex blade. See SCIMIship.

He was the mildest manner'd man
That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat. Byron.

Scymnidæ (sim'ni-dē), n. pl. (Gr. skymnos,

a lion's whelp.) A family of sharks, desti. Scuttle (skuti), v.i. pret. & pp. scuttled; tute of an anal fin, but possessing two dor. ppr. scuttling. (A form of scuddle, a freq.

sals, neither of which is furnished with of scud.) To run with affected precipitation; spines. The lobes of the caudal fin are to hurry: to scuddle. The old fellow nearly equal, and the head is furnished with scuttled out of the room.' Arbruthnot.

a pair of small spiracles. The Greenland Scuttle (skut'l), n. (See the verb.) A quick shark is the best known species. pace; a short run. Spectator.

Scyphiform (skif'i-form), a. (Gr. skyphos. Scuttle-butt, Scuttle-cask (skut 1-but,

a cup, and E. form.] Goblet-shaped, as the skutl-kask). n. A butt or cask with a hole, fructification of some of the lichens. covered by a lid, in its side or top, for hold

Scyphulus (sif'ū-lus), n. [Dim. of scyphus.) ing the fresh water for daily use in a ship

In bot. the cup-like appendage from which or other vessel.

the seta of Hepaticæ arises. Scuttled-butt (skut'ld-but), n. Same as

Scyphus (ski'fus), n. [Gr. skyphos, a cup or Scuttle-butt

goblet.] 1. A kind of large drinking-cup Scuttle-fish (skut'l-fish), n. The cuttle

anciently used by the lower orders among fish.

the Greeks and Etrurians. Fairholt.-2. In Scutum (skü'tum), n. (L.) 1. The shield of

bot. the coronet or cup of such plants as tbe heavy-armed Roman legionaries. It

narcissus; also, in lichens, a cup-like dilawas generally oval or of a semi-cylindrical

tation of the podetium or stalk-like elonga-
tion of the thallus, bearing shields upon its
Scytale (si'ta-le), n. (L. and Gr.) A genus
of very poisonous snakes. The species are
stout, cylindrical, and rather long. The
back and tail possess keeled scales. The
poison-fangs resemble those of the rattle.
snake. One species, S. pyramidum, is very
plentiful near Cairo and in the neighbour-
hood of the pyramids.
Scythe (sich), n. ( Better written sithe;

A. Sax. stthe for siythe, Icel. sigth; from
root of sickle) 1. An instrument used in
mowing or reaping, consisting of a long
curving blade with a sharp edge, made fast
at a proper angle to a handle, which is bent
into a convenient form for swinging the
blade to advantage. Most scythes have two

projecting handles fixed to the principal

handle, by which they are held. The real
line of the handle is that which passes

through both the hands, and ends at the Various forms of the Roman Scutum.

head of the blade. This may be a straight

line or a crooked one, generally the latter, shape, made of wood or wicker-work.covered and by moving these handles up or down with leather, and defended with plates of the main handle, each mower can place iron.-2. In anat, the patella or knee-pan, them so as best suits the natural size and from its shape.-3. In zool. (a) the second position of his body. For laying cut corn pection of the upper surface of the segment evenly, a cradle, as it is called, may be used. of an insect. 6) Any shield-like plate, es The cradle is a species of comb, with three pecially such as is developed in the integu or four long teeth parallel to the back of ment of many reptiles.-4. In old law, a the blade, and fixed in the handle. Fig. 2 pent-house or awning.

shows a species of scythe which has been Scybala (sib'a-la), n. pl. [Gr skybalon, called the cradle-scythe, as it is regularly dung ) In pathol, smal indurated balls or used with the cradle for reaping in some fragments into which the freces become con localities. It has a short branching handle verted when too long retained in the colon. somewhat in the shape of the letter Y, hav. Scye (61). n. The curve cut in a body piece ing two small handles fixed at the extremiof a garment before the sleeve is sewed in, ties of the two branches at right angles to to suit the contour of the arm.

the plane in which they lie. The Hainault Scylet (sil), r.t (A.Sax. scylan, to separate, scythe is a scythe used with only one hand, to withdraw.) To conceal; to veil. Chau and is employed when the corn is much

laid and entangled. The person has a hook

1, Common Scythe. 2. Cradle Scythe. curved sharp blade anciently attached to the wheels of war chariots. Scythe (SITH), v.t. pret. & pp. scythed; ppr. scything. 1. To mow; to cut with a scythe. or as with a scythe. Time has not scythed all that youth begun.' Shak.-2. To arm or furnish with a scythe or scythes. 'Chariots, scythed, on thundering axles rolled.' Glover, Scytheman (síTH'man), n. One who uses a scythe, a mower. The stooping scytheman.' Marston. Scythe-stone (sīTH'ston), n. A whetstone

for sharpening scythes. Scythian (sith'i-an),a. Pertaining to Scythia; a name given in ancient times to a vast, indefinite, and almost unknown territory north and east of the Black Sea, the Caspian, and the Sea of Aral. Scythian (sith'i-an), n. A native or inhabitant of Scythia. "The barbarous Scythian.'

Shak. Scythrops (sith'rops), n. (Gr. skythros, angry, and ops, aspect.] The channel-bill, a genus of birds belonging to the cuckoo family. Only one species is known, the S. Nova Hollandiæ, a very handsome and elegantly coloured bird inhabiting part of Australia and some of the Eastern Islands, about the size of the common crow. It has a large and curiously formed beak, which gives it so singular an aspect, that on a hasty glance it might almost be taken for a toucan or hornbill. Scytodepsic (sit-ő-dep'sik), a. (Gr. skytos, a hide, and depseö, to tan.) Pertaining to the business of a tanner. (Rare.)-Scytodepsic principle, taunin.-Scytodepsic acid, gallic acid. sdayn,t Sdeignt (sdān), n. and v.t. Disdain.

'Sdeath (sdeth), interj. (Corrupted from
God's death.) An exclamation generally ex-
pressive of impatience. PSdeath I'll print
it.' Pope.

The rabble should have first unroofd the city.

sdeinfult (sdãn'ful), a. Disdainful.
Sea (sē), n.' (A. Sax. sve, D. see, zee, 0. Fris.

se, Dan. , Icel, sær, sjár, sjór ( being
merely the nom. sign), G. wee, Goth. saios,
sea; same root as Gr. huei (for suei), it rains;
Skr. sava, water. Grimm thinks sea and
soul are both from a root signifying restless
billowy movement. See SOUL) 1. The
general name for the continuous mass of
salt water which covers the greater part
of the earth's surface; the ocean. (See
OCEAN.) The term is also applied in a
more limited though indefinite sense to an
offshoot of the main sea or ocean which,
from its position or configuration, is con-
sidered deserving of a special name, as the
Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Bal-
tic Sea, &c. Inland lakes, in some cases,
are also called seas, as the Caspian and
Aral Seas, the Sea of Galilee.--2. A wave;
a billow; a surge; as, the vessel shipped a

The broad seas swellid to meet the keel,
And swept behind.

3. The swell of the ocean in a tempest, or
the direction of the waves; as, we head the
sea.-4. Any large quantity; an ocean; a flood;
as, a sea of difficulties. That sea of blood.'
Eikon Basilike. Deep-drenched in a sea
of care.' Shak.-5. A large basin, cistern,
or laver which Solomon made in the temple,



muite wrong

. At full son's mercy

Sea-Doardsenöt), 1. A withstandi

so large as to contain more than six thou Sea-bent (se'bent), n. See AMMOPHILA. Sea-crawfish (së'kra-fish), n. A crustacean mand gallons. This was called the Brazen Sea-bird (sé bérd), n. A general name for of the genus Palinurus, remarkable for the Sea, and used to hold water for the priests sea-fowl or birds that frequent the sea.

hardness of its crust. The common seato wash themselves. 2 Chr. iv. 2.-At sea, (a) Sea-biscuit (se'bis-ket), n. Ship-biscuit. crawfish or spiny lobster (P. vulgaris) is in on the open sea; out of sight of land. "When Sea-blubber (sēblub-ér), n. A name some common use as a wholesome article of food. two vessels speak at sea.' Dana. (*) in a times given to the medusa or jelly-fish. Sea-crow (se'kro), n. A bird of the gull vague uncertain condition; wide of the Sea-board (sē bõrd), m. (Sea and board, kind; the mire-crow or pewit-gull. mark; quite wrong; as, you are altogether Fr. bord, side.) The sea-shore; the coast Sea-cucumber (sè-kü'kum-ber), n. A name at sea in your guesses.-At full sea, at high line; the sea-coast; the country bordering given to several of the most typical species water; hence, at the height. 'God's mercy on the sea.

of the Holothuridæ, a family of echinoderms, was at full sea.' Jer. Taylor.- Beyond the Sea-board (sē'bord),a. Bordering on the sea. including the bôche-de-mer or trepang of the sea, or seas, out of the realm or country. - Sea-boat (sê'bot), n. A vessel considered as Chinese. Called also Sea-pudding. Cross sea, chopping sea, waves moving in regards her capacity of withstanding a storm Sea-dace (sēdás), n. A local name for the different directions. The four seas, the seas or the force of the sea.

sea-perch. bounding Britain, on the north, south, east, Sea - bord (se'bord), n. and a. Same as Sea- Sea-devil (sē'de-vil), n. 1. The fishing-frog and west. Within the four seas, and at board. Spenser.

or toad-fish, of the genus Lophius (L. piscathe distance of less than five hundred Sea-bordering (sē'-bor-der-ing), a. Border torius). See LOPHIUS.-2. A large cartilamiles from London.' Macaulay. A figure ing or lying on the sea. Drayton.

ginous fish, of the genus Cephaloptera (C. matchless between the four seas.' Law. Sea-born (sē'born), a. 1. Born of the sea; Johnii or horned ray): so called from its rence. To go to sea, to follow the sea, to produced by the sea. Neptune and his sea huge size, horned head, dark colour, and follow the occupation of a sailor. -Hall born niece.' Waller.-2. Born at sea.

threatening aspect. seas over, hall drunk. Our friend the Sea-borne (sē'born), a. Wafted or borne Sea-dog (sē'dog), n. 1. The dog-fish (which alderman was hall seas over.' Spectator, upon the sea Sea-borne coal' Mayhew. see). -2. The sea-calf or common seal. -(Colloq.) - Ileavy sea, a sea in which the Sea-bound (sēbound), a. Bounded by the 3. Á sailor who has been long afloat; an old waves run high - The high seas, or main sea.

sailor. nea, the open ocean; as, a piracy on the Sea-boy (së'boi), n. A boy employed on board Sea-dottrel (sē'dot-rel), n. The turn-stone. high seas. - A long sea, a sea having a uni- ship. The wet sea-boy.' Shak.

a grallatorial bird. See TURN-STONE. form and steady motion of long and ex Sea-breach (se'bréch), n. Irruption of the Sea-dragon (sē'dra-gon), n. A teleostean tensive waves. - Molten sea, in Scrip. the sea by breaking the banks. Sir R. L'Estrange. fish (Pegasus draco), included among the name given to the great brazen laver of the Sea-bread (së bred), n. Same as Hard-tack. Lophobranchii, and occurring in Javanese Mosaic ritual. 1 Ki, vii. 23-26. On the Sea-bream (sē'brēm), n. See BREAM.

waters. The breast is very wide, and the sea, by the margin of the sea, on the sea. Sea-breeze (sé'brez), n. See BREEZE.

large size of the pectoral fins, which form coast. A clear-wall'd city on the sea.' Ten Sea-brief (sē'bréf), n. Same as Sea-letter, wing-like structures, together with its genny son. -- Short sea, a sea in which the waves Sea-buckthorn (sē'buk-thorn), n. A plant eral appearance, have procured for this fish are irregular, broken, and interrupted, so of the genus Hippophae, the I. rhamnoides. its popular name. The name is also given as frequently to break over a vessel's bow, Called also Sallow-thorn, See HIPPOPHAE. to the dragonets, fishes of the goby family. side, or quarter-Sea is much used in com Sea-bugloss (sēbū-glos), n. A plant of the Sea-duck (sē'duk), n. An aquatic bird beposition, many of the compounds being self- genus Lithospermum, the L. maritimum. longing to the Fuligulinæ, a sub-family of explanatory. A number of others are given Called also Sea-gromwell.

the Anatidæ or duck family. The eiderbelow.)

Sea-built (sê'bilt), a. 1. Built for the sea. duck, surf-duck, and buffel-duck are placed Sea-acorn (s'a-korn), n. A name sometimes The sea-built forts (ships) in dreadful order move. among the Fuligulinæ. given to the Balani, small crustaceans pog

Dryden. Sea-eagle (se'é-gl),n. 1. A name given to the sessing triangular shells, and which encrust 2. Built on the sea.

white-tailed or cinereous eagle (Haliaëtus rocks, from their fancied resemblance to the Sea-cabbage, Sea-kale (sē kab-baj, sē'kāl), albicilla). It is found in all parts of Europe, oak-acorn.

n. A plant of the genus Crambe, the C. generally on the sea-coast, as it is a fishSea-adder (s'ad-er). n. The Gasterosteus maritima. See CRAMBE.

loving bird. It often, however, makes inspinachia, or Ofteen-spined stickleback, a Sea-calf (sē'käf), n. The common seal, a

land journeys in search of food, and seizes species of acanthopterygious fish found in species of Phoca, the P. vitulina of Linnæus lambs, hares, and other animals. The name the British seas.

and the Calocephalus vitulinus of Cuvier. has occasionally been also applied to the Sea-anemone (se'a-nem-0)-ne), n. The The sea-calf or seal is so called from the noise he American bald - headed eagle (Haliaëtus popular name given to the actinias, a cælen makes like a calf.

N, Grow leucocephalus) and to the osprey. - 2. The terate genus (class Actinozoa) of animals. Sea-cap (se'kap), n. A cap made to be worn eagle ray, a fish of the genus Myliobatis, They are distinguished by the cylindrical at sea. Shak.

mostly found in the Mediterranean and form of the body, which is soft, fleshy, and Sea-captain (së'kap-tán or sē'kap-tin), n. more southern seas. It sometimes attains capable of dilatation and contraction. The The commander of a ship or other sea-going to a very large size, weighing as much as same aperture serves for mouth and vent, vessel, as distinguished from a captain in the

800 lbs. and is furnished with numerous tentacula, army.

Sea-ear (se'ēr), n. A gasteropodous mollusc, by means of which the animal seizes and Sea-card (së'kård), n. The mariner's card or with a univalve shell, belonging to the genus secures its food. These tentacula, when compass

Haliotis. See HALIOTIS. expanded, give the animals somewhat the Sea-carp (sē kärp), n. A spotted fish living Sea-eel (sē'él), n. An eel caught in salt appearance of flowers. They may be very among rocks and stones.

water; the conger. numerous, in some cases exceeding 200 in Sea-cat (sê'kat), n. See WOLF-FISH.

Sea-egg (sē'eg), n. A sea-urchin, especially number, and are as a rule capable of being | Sea-catgut (sē'kat-gut), n. The name given with its spines removed. See ECHINUS. retracted within the body when the animal in Orkney to a common sea-weed, Chorda Sea-elephant (sē'el-e-fant), n. A species of is irritated. When fully expanded the ap filum; sea-lace (which see).

seal, the Macrorhinus proboscideus or Nopearance of the sea-anemones in all their Sea-change (sè'chanj), n. A change wrought runga proboscidea ; the elephant-seal : so varieties of colour is exceedingly beautiful. by the sea.

called on account of the strange prolongation But upon the slightest touch the tentacles

Nothing of him that doth fade

of the nose, which bears some analogy to the can be quickly retracted within the mouth

But doth suffer a sea-change

proboscis of the elephant, and also on acaperture, and the animal becomes a mere

Into something rich and strange. Shak

count of its elephantine size. It is an inmass of jelly-like matter

Sea-chart (sé'chårt), n. Same as Chart, 2. habitant of the southern hemisphere, and Sea-apo (so'åp), n. 1. The name given by Sea-coal (sē köl), n. Coal brought by sea, a some to the sea-otter, from its gambols. name formerly used for mineral coal in dis2. The sea-fox or fox-shark.

tinction from charcoal: used adjectively in Sea - bank (se'bangk), n. 1. The sea-shore. extract.

The wild sea-banks.' Shak.-2. A bank or We'll have a posset for't soon at night, in faith, mole to defend against the sea,

At the latter end of a sea-coal fire. Shak. Sea-bar (se'bar). n. The sea-swallow,

Sea-coast(sē kost). n. The land immediately Sea-barrow (se'bar-o). n. The egg-case of adjacent to the sea; the coast. “The southern

the skate or thornback. Called also Sea sea-coast.' Bryant. pincushion

Sea-cob (sē'kob). n. A sea-gull. Sea-basket (se'bas-ket),n. See BASKET-FISH. Sea-cock (se'kok), n. 1. A name given to two Sea-bass, Sea-basse (so'bas), n. See BASS. fishes, Trigla cuculus and T. hirax, much Sea-bear (seber), n. 1. The white or Polar sought after by Russian epicures, and owing bear (Ursus or Thalarctos maritimus)-2 A to their scarcity fetching a high price.-2. X species of seal (Aretocephalus ursinus) found sea-rover or viking. Kingsley. in great numbers about Kamtchatka and Sea - colewort (sè' kol - wert), n. Sea-kale Sea-elephant (Macrorhinus proboscideus). the kurile Islands. Having larger and better (which see). developed limbs than the generality of seals, Sea-compass (sė kum-pas), n. The mariner's is spread through a considerable range of it can stand and walk better than the other compass

country. It moves southwards as the members of the family. The furis extremely Sea-cow (se'kou), n. A name given to the summer comes on and northwards when soft and warm, and of high value.

dugong or halicore, and also to the manatee. the cold of the winter months makes its Sea - beard (sé' berd), n. A marine plant, (See MANATEE, DCGONG.) The name is also more southern retreats unendurable. It Conterra rupestris,

given to the walrus or sea-horse (Trichechus attains an enormous size, frequently meaSea-beast (se best), n A beast of the sea rosmarus).

suring as much as 30 feet in length and That sea-beast Leviathan.' Milton

Sea-crab (sē krab), n. A name applied by from 15 to 18 feet in circumference. It is Sea-beat, Sea-beaten (së bët, se'bêt-n), a. Goldsmith to the strictly maritime crusta. extensively hunted for the sake of its skin Beaten by the sea, lashed by the waves. cea, such as the Cancer pagurus and the and its oil, both of which are of very excel"Along the son-beat shore.' Pove. species of Portunidæ, &c

lent quality. Sea-beet (se bêt), m See BETA.

Sea-craft (sé'kraft), n. In ship-building. Sea-fan (sé'fan), ~ A kind of coral See Sea - belt (se belt, n. A plant, the sweet the uppermost strake of ceiling, which is ALCYONARIA. fuous (Laminaria sccharina), which grows thicker than the rest of the ceiling, and is Seafarer (se fär-ér). n One that follows upon stones and rocks by the sea-shore, the considered the principal binding strake. the seas; a sailor; a mariner. 'Some mean Inonds of which resemble a belt or girdle. Called otherwise Clamp.

seafarer in pursuit of gain.' Pope.

cainga probacrorhinus Tant), n. CHINUS."




ing to the order Carnivora and to the section Pinnigrada, which differ from the typical carnivores merely in points connected with their semiaquatic mode of life. The seals are divided into two families - the Phocidæ, or common seals, which have no external ear; and the Otaridæ, or eared seals, which include the sea-bear, sea-lion, and other forms. Species are found in

Seafaring (sé'far-ing), a. Following the business of a seaman: customarily employed in navigation Shak. Sea-fennel (se'fen-nel), n. Samphire. Sea-fern (se'fèrn), n. A popular name for

a variety of coral resembling a fern. Sea-fight(sé'fit), n. An engagement between

ships at sea; a naval action. Sea-fir (sē'fer), n. A popular name applied to many animals of the coelenterate order Sertularida (which see) Sea-fish (se fish), n. Any marine fish; any

fish that lives usually in salt water. Sea-foam (se'fom), n. 1. The froth or foam of the sea.-2. A popular name for meerschaum, from an idea that it is sea-froth in a concrete state. Seaforthia (sē-forthi-a), n. A genus of palms indigenous to the eastern coast of tropical Australia and the Indian Archipelago, named in honour of Francis. Lord Seaforth. The species are elegant in appearance, with pinnate leaves. The flowerspikes are at first inclosed in spathes vary. ing from one to four in number, and have numerous tail-like branches, along which the flowers are arranged either in straight lines or in spirals, the lower portions having them in threes, one female between two males, and the upper in pairs of males only. One species, S. elegans, has been introduced into our collections, and thrives in light sandy loam and heath mould. Sea-fowl (se fonl), n. A marine fowl, any bird that lives by the sea and procures its food from salt water. Sea - fox (sé'foks), n. A fish of the shack

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jointed stems, whence they are called also Joint-firs.-2. A popular name for the gulfweed. - 3. A popular name for the eggs of cuttle-fishes, which are agglutinated together in masses resembling bunches of grapes. Sea-grass (sē'gras), n. A British plant of the genus Zostera, the Z. marina, called also Grassurack and Sea-wrack. See GRASSWRACK. Sea-green (sē'grén), a. Having the colour

of sea-water; being of a faint green colour. Sea - green (sē'grēn), n. 1. The colour of sea - water. - 2. A plant, the saxifrage. 3. Ground overflowed by the sea in springtides. Sea-gromwell (sē'grom-wel), n. See SEA

BUGLOSS. Sea-gudgeon (sē'gu-jon), n. The rock-fish or black goby (Gobius niger), found in the German Ocean and on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe. Sea-gull (sē'gul), n. A bird of t

genus Larus; a gull. See GULL. Seah (sé'a), n. A Jewish dry measure con

taining nearly 14 pints. Simmonds. Sea-hare (sē'hår), n. A molluscous animal

of the genus Aplysia (which see). Sea-heath (sē'hēth), n. The common name of two species of British plants, of the gepus Frankenia, the F. lævis and F. pulverulenta. See FRANKENIA. Sea-hedgehog (sē'hej-hog), n. A species of Echinus, so called from its prickles, which resemble in some measure those of the hedgehog; sea-egg: sea-urchin. Sea-hen (sē'hen), n. The guillemot (which

see) Sea-hog (sē'hog), 12. The porpoise (which

see) Sea - holly (sē'hol-li), n. A plant of the genus Eryngium, the E. maritimum. See ERYNGO. Sea-holm (sē'holm or sē'hôm), nA small

uninhabited isle. Sea-holm (sē'holm or së'hôm), n. Sea-holly.

Cornwall bringeth forth greater store of sea-holm and samphire than any other county. Carew. Sea-horse (sē'hors), n. 1. The morse or walrus. See WALRUS. -2. Same as Hippocampus. See HIPPOCAMPUS.-3. A fabulous animal depicted with fore parts like those of a horse, and with hinder parts like those of a fish. The Nereids used seahorses as riding-steeds, and Neptune employed them for drawing his chariot. In


almost every sea out of the limits of the tropics, but they especially abound in the seas of the arctic and antarctic regions. The body is elongated and somewhat fishlike in shape, covered with a short dense fur or coarse hairs, and terminated behind by a short conical tail. The Phocidae have their hind-feet placed at the extremity of the body, and in the same line, so as to serve the purpose of a caudal fin; the forefeet are also adapted for swimming, and furnished each with five claws. They are largely hunted for their fur and blubber, a valuable oil being obtained from the latter; and to the Esquimaux they not only furnish food for his table, oil for his lamp, and clothing for his person, but even the bones and skins supply material for his boats and his summer tents. There are numerous species. The common seal (Phoca vitulina) is not uncommon on British coasts. It averages about 4 feet in length, and its fur is grayish-brown, mottled with black. It is easily tamed, and soon becomes attached to its keeper or those who feed it. Closely allied to the common seal is the marbled seal(P.discolor) found on the coast of France, The P. greenlandica (harp - seal or saddleback seal) forms the chief object of pursuit by the seal-fishers, and has its familiar name from a black or tawny mark on the back, resembling a harp in shape, the body fur being gray. The great seal (P. barbata) measures from 8 to 10 feet in length, and occurs in southern Greenland. The gray seal (Halichoerus griseus) frequents more southern regions than the preceding, and attains a length of from 8 to 9 feet. The smallest of the Greenland seals, P. foetida, is so called because of the disagreeable odour emitted by the skin of old males. A species of the genus Phoca, known as the P. caspica, is found in the Caspian Sea, and also in the Siberian lakes Aral and Baikal. The crested seal (Cystophora cristata) is conmon on the coasts of Greenland, &c. The so-called crest is a bladder-like bag capable of being inflated with air from the animal's nostrils. The Otaridae, or eared seals, have a small external ear, and the neck is much better defined than in the Phocidae. They are also able to move about on land with greater ease, owing to the greater freedom of the fore-limbs. The best known forms are the Otaria ursina (sea-bear) and Otaria jubata (sea-lion). The famous under fur which forms the valued seal-skin' is obtained from species of the Otaridæ. See SEA-BEAR, SEA-ELEPHANT, SEA-LION. Seal (sel), n. [A. Sax. sigel, sigl, from L. si. gillum, a little figure or image, a seal, dim. of signum, a sign, a token (whence sign, signal, signet). ] 1. A piece of stone, metal, or other hard substance, usually round or oval, on which is engraved some image or device, and sometimes a legend or inscription, used for making an impression on some soft substance, as on the wax that makes fast a letter or other inclosed paper, or is affixed to legal instruments in token of performance or of authenticity. Seals are sometimes worn in rings. -Great seal, a seal used for the United Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and sometimes Ireland, in sealing the writs to summon parliament, treaties with foreign states, and all other papers of great moment.


Fox-shark (Alopias vulpes). family, Alopias or Alopecias vulpes, called also Fox-shark or Thresher. It measures from 12 to 15 feet in length, and is characterized by the wonderfully long upper lobe of the tail, which nearly equals in length the body from the tip of the snout to the base of the tail The lower lobe is quite short and inconspicuous. It is called sea-fox from the length and size of its tail, and thresher from its habit of using it as a formidable weapon of attack or defence. Sea - gage, Sea -gauge (se'gāj), n. 1. The depth that a vessel sinks in the water. 2. An instrument for ascertaining the depth of the sea beyond ordinary deep-sea sound. inga. It is a self-registering apparatus, in which the condensation of a body of air is caused by a column of quicksilver on which the water acts. Sea-gilliflower (se-jilli-flou-er), n. A British plant, Armeria maritima, called also Sea-pink and Thrift. See SEA-PINK. Sea - girdle (se'ger-dl), n. A sea-weed, the Laminaria digitata, called also Tangle, Sea-wand, &c. Sea-girkin (sē'gér-kin), n. A name common to several members of the family Holothurido, akin to the sea-cucumber (which see). Sea - girt (ségért), a. Surrounded by the water of the sea or ocean; as, a sea-girt isle.

Pass we the joys and sorrows sailors find,

Coop'd in their winged sea-girt citadel. Byron, Sea-god (se'god), n. A marine deity; a divinity supposed to preside over the ocean or sea, as Neptune. Some lusty sea-god.' B Jonson. Sea-goddess (se'god-es), n. A female deity of the ocean; a marine goddess. Pope. Sea - going (se'go-ing), a. Lit. going or travelling on the sea, specifically, applied to a vessel which makes foreign voyages, as opposed to a coasting or river vessel. Sea - gownt (segonn), n. A gown or garment with short sleeves worn by mariners.

My sea-gown scarf'd about me.' Shak. Sea - grape (se'grap), n. 1. The popular name of a genus of plants, Ephedra, especially E. distachya, nat order Gnetacea, closely allied to the conifers. The species consist of small trees or twiggy shrubs with

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the sea-horse of heraldry a scalloped fin runs down the back. Sea-jelly (sē'jel-li), n. Same as Jelly-fish. Sea-kale (sē'kál), n. A species of colewort, the Crambe maritima. Called also Seacabbage. See CRAMBE. Sea - king (sē'king ), n. (Icel, soekonungr, & sea-king, a viking.) A king of the sea; specifically, one of the piratical Northmen who invested the coasts of Western Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries : a viking (which see). 'Sea-king's daughter from over the sea.' Tennyson. Seal (sel), n. (A. Sax. seol, seolh, Sc. selch, silch, Icel. selr, Dan. sæl, O.H.G. selach:

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The office of the lord-chancellor, or lord

lor. or lord Sea-lemon ('lem-on). n. A nudibranchi. when tanned is used in making boots, &c. keeper, is created by the delivery of the ate gasteropodous mollusc, of the genus The skin of some species, as the sea-bear or great seal into his custody. - Privy-seal, Doris, having an oval body, convex, marked fur-seal, when the coarser long outer hairs lord privy-seal. See PRIVY-SEAL.-Seal of with numerous punctures, and of a lemon are removed, leaving the soft under fur, is cause, in Scots law, the grant or charter by colour.

the expensive seal - skin of which ladies' which a royal burgh or the superior of a Sea-leopard (selep-ärd), n. A species of jackets, &c., are made. burgh of barony has power conferred upon seal, of the genus Leptonyx (L. Weddellit), Seal-wax (sél'waks), n. Sealing-wax. them of constituting subordinate corpora- | so named from the whitish spots on the Your organs are not so dull that I should inform tions or crafts, and which defines the privi. upper part of the body.

you 'tis an inch, sir, of scal-wax.

Sterne. leges and powers to be possessed by the Sealer (sel'er), n. One who seals; specif.

Seam (sẽm), m. (A. Sax. 8eam, đêm, a hem, subordinate corporation. — 2. The wax or cally, in America, an officer appointed to

a seam; Icel. saumr, Dan. and Sw. söm, D. other substance impressed with a device examine and try weights and measures, and

zoom, G.saum, all from verb to sew. See SEW.) and attached as a mark of authenticity to set a stamp upon such as are according to

1. A joining line or fold formed by the sewletters and other instruments in writing; the proper standard; also, an officer who

ing or stitching of two different pieces of as, a deed under hand and seal. inspects leather, and stamps such as is

cloth, leather, and the like together; a suTill thou canst rail the seal from off my bond, good.

ture. Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud. Sealer (sēl'ér), n. A seaman or a ship enShak.

The coat was without scam, woven from the top gaged in the seal-fishery. 3. The wax, wafer, or other fastening of a


Jn. xix, 23. Sea-letter (sē'let-ér), n. A document from letter or other paper. the custom-house, expected to be found on

2. The line or space between planks when Arthur spied the letter in her hand, board of every neutral ship on a foreign

joined or fastened together. - 3. In geol. Stoopt, took, brake seal, and read it. Tennyson, voyage. It specifies the nature and quan

(a) the line of separation between two strata. 4. That which authenticates, confirms, rati tity of the cargo, the place whence it comes,

(6) A thin layer, bed, or stratum, as of ore, fies, or makes stable; assurance; pledge. and its destination. Called also Sea-brief.

coal, and the like, between two thicker 2 Tim. ii. 19.

strata.-4. A cicatrix or scar. Sea-level (sé-lev'el), n. The level of the But my kisses, bring again, bring again; surface of the sea.

Seam (sēm), v.t. 1. To form a seam on; to Seals of love, but sealed in vain. Shak. Sealgh, Selch (selch). n. The seal or sea

sew or otherwise unite with, or as with, a 5. That which effectually shuts, confines, of calf. Written also Silch.

seam.--2. To mark with a cicatrix; to scar;

(Scotch.) secures; that which makes fast. Rev. XX.

as, seamed with wounds. Seamed with an

Ye needna turn away your head sae sourly, like a 3. Under the seal of silence.' Milton. sealgh when he leaves the shore. Sir W. Scott.

ancient sword-cut' Tennyson.

Seam (sēm), 9. (A. Sax. seam, G. saum, a To set one's seal to, to give one's authority

Sea-light (sēʻlit), n. A light to guide mari. or imprimatur to; to give one's assurance of.

sack of 8 bushels, a horse-load: from L.L. ners during the night. See LIGHTHOUSE, Seal (sel), v. t. (From the noun.] 1. To set

sauma, salma, for L. sagina, Gr. sagma, a HARBOUR-LIGHT.

pack-saddle.) A measure of 8 bushels of or affix a seal to, as a mark of authenticity;

Sealing (sēl'ing), n (From seal, the anias, to seal a deed. Hence-2. To confirm;

corn, or the vessel that contains it. - A mal.) The operation of catching seals, cur

seam of glass, the quantity of 120 pounds, to ratify: to establish: to fix. Seal the ing their skins, and obtaining their oil.

or 24 stone of 5 pounds each. bargain with a holy kiss.' Shak.

Sealing-wax (sēl'ing-waks), n. A composi Seam (sēm), n. (Also written saim, sayme, And with my hand I seal our true hearts' love. tion of resinous materials used for fasten probably from an old French form with m.


ing folded papers and envelopes, and thus When therefore I have performed this, and have

equivalent to It. saime, grease, lard, though sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into concealing the writing, and for receiving

the ordinary French form is sain; from L. Spain. Romu. xv. 28. impressions of seals set to instruments.

sagina, a fattening, fatness.] Tallow; grease; Thy fate and mine are sealed. Tennyson, Common bees'-wax was first used in this

lard. Bastes his arrogance with his own 3. To fasten with a fastening marked with a country, and in Europe generally, being

seam,' Shak. [Provincial.] mixed with earthy materials to give it con-Sea-maid (se'mád), n. 1. The mermaid. "To seal; to fasten securely, as with a wafer or

sistency. Ordinary red sealing-wax is made with wax; as, to seal a letter.

hear the sea-maid's music. Shak. See of pure bleached lac, to which are added I have seen her ... take forth paper, fold it,

MERMAID.-2. A sea-nymph. P. Fletcher. Venice turpentine and vermilion. In inwrite upon't, read it, afterwards seal it, and again

Sea-mall (se'mal), n. A gull; a sea-mew. return to bed. Shak. ferior qualities a proportion of cominon

Seaman (sē'man), n. 1. A man whose occupaSo they went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing resin and red-lead is used, and black and

tion is to assist in the navigation of ships the stone and setting a watch. Mat. xxvii. 66. other colours are produced by substituting

at sea; a mariner; a sailor: applied both to 4. To shut or keep close; to keep secret: appropriate pigments.

officers and common sailors, but technically sometimes with up; as, seal your lips; seal Sea-lion (sē'li-on). n. 1. A name common

restricted to those working below the rank up your lips. Sealed the lips of that evan- | to several large members of the seal family

of officer. - Able-bodied seaman, a sailor who gelist.' Tennyson. (Otaridæ), the best known of which is the

is well skilled in seamanship, and classed in Otaria jubata, or 0. Stelleri. It has a thick Open your ears, and seal your bosom, upon the

the ship's books as such. Contracted A.B. secret concerns of a friend. Drighi.

-Ordinary seaman, one less skilled than 5. To inclose; to confine: to imprison; to

an able-bodied seaman.-2. A merman, the keep secure. Sealed within the iron hills.'

male of the mermaid. Not to mention Tennyson.

mermaids or seamen.' Locke. (Rare.) Back to the infernal pit I drag thee chain'd,

Seamanship (se'man-ship), n. The skill of And seal thee so, as henceforth not to scorn

a good seaman; an acquaintance with the The facile gates of hell. Milton.

art of managing and navigating a ship at 6. Among the Mormons and some other polygamous sects, to take to one's self, or to

Sea-marge (sē' märj), n. The border er assign to another, as a second or additional

shore of the sea. Thy sea-marge, sterile, wife.

and rocky hard.' Shak. If a man once married desires a second helpmate,

Sea-mark (se'märk), n. Any elevated object ... she is sealed to him under the solenın sanction

on land which serves for a direction to maof the church. Howard Stansbury.

riners in entering a harbour, or in sailing 7. To stamp. as an evidence of standard

along or approaching a coast; a beacon, as exactness, legal size, or merchantable qua

a lighthouse, a mountain, &c. lity; as, to seal weights and measures; to

Sea-lion (Otaria jubata).

They were executed at divers places upon the sea. seal leather. (American.)-8. In hydraulics,

coast, for sea-marks or lighthouses, to teach Per. to prevent flow or reflux of, as air or gas in

kin's people to avoid the coast.

Bacon. skin, and reddish yellow or dark brown a pipe, by means of carrying the end of the hair, and a mane on the neck of the male

Sea-mat (sē'mat), n. See POLYZOA. inlet or exit pipe below the level of the reaching to the shoulders. It attains the

Sea-maw (sē'ma), n. The sea-mew or sealiquid.-9. In arch. to fix, as a piece of wood length of 10 to 15 feet, and is found in the

gull. 'Gi'e our ain fish-guts to our ain seaor iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or southern hemisphere, as also in the North

maus' Scotch proverb. [Scotch.) other binding material for staples, hinges, Pacific about the shores of Kamtchatka and

Seam-blast (sēm'blast), n. A blast made &c. the Kurile Isles.--2. In her, a monster con

by filling with powder the seams or crevices Seal (sel), v.i. To fix a seal. sisting of the upper part of a lion combined

made by a previous drill-blast. Yes, Shylock, I will seal unto this bond. Shak, with the tail of a fish.

Seamed (sēmd), a. In falconry, not in good Sea-lace (sē'lās). n. A species of algæ Seal-lock (sēl'lok), n. A lock in which the

condition; ont of condition: said of a falcon. (Chorda Filuin), the frond of which is slimy. key-hole is covered by a seal, which can be

Sea-mell (sé'mel), n. A sea-mew or gull. perfectly cylindrical, and sometimes 20 or so arranged that the lock cannot be opened

Seamer (sēm'ér), n. One who or that which even 40 feet in length. Called also Sea without rupturing the seal.

seams; a seamster. catgut. Sea-loach (sē'loch). n. A British fish of

Sea-mew (sē'mů), n. A species of gull; a Sea-lark (sē lärk), n. 1. A bird of the sand the genus Motella (M. vulgaris), of the fa

sea-gull. See GULL. piper kind.-2. A bird of the dotterel kind; mily Gadidæ, so called from its wattles and

The night wind sighs, the breakers roar, the ring dotterel or plover. general resemblance to the fresh-water loach.

And shricks the wild sea-mow.

Byron. Sea-lavender (sē'la-ven-dér), n. A British

Called also Three-bearded Rockling. Whistle Sea-mile (sē'mil), n. A nautical or geograplant of the genus Statice (S. Limonium), fish, Three-bearded Cod, Three-bearded Gade.

phical mile; the sixtieth part of a degree of nat. order Plumbaginacea. The root posSea-louse (sē lous), n. A name common to

latitude or of a great circle of the globe. sesses astringent properties. The sea-lavarious species of isopodous crustacea, such

Sea-milkwort (se'milk-wert), n. A British vender that lacks perfume.' Crabbe. as the genus Cymothoa, parasitic on fishes.

plant of the genus Glaux, the G. maritima, Sealed-earth (sēld'érth), n. Terra sigillata, The name is also given to the Molucca

See GLAUX. an old name for medicinal earths, which crab, or Pediculus marin is.

Seaming-lace, Seam-lace (sēm'ing-lås, were made up into cakes and stamped or Seal-ring (sel'ring), n. A signet-ring.

sēm'lās), n. A lace used by coach-makers sealed.

I have lost a seal-ring of my grandfather's, worth to cover seams and edges. Sea-leech (sē lēch), n. See SKATE-SUCKER. forty mark.

Shak, Seamless (sem'les), a. Having no seam. Sea-legs (sē'legz). n. pl. The ability to walk Seal-skin (sėl'skin), n. The skin of the seal, Sea-monster (se'mon-ster), n. 1. A huge, on a ship's deck when pitching or rolling: which when dressed with the fur on is made hideous, or terrible marine animal. Where as, to get one's sea-legs. (Colloq.)

into caps and other articles of clothing, or luxury late reigned, sea-monster's whelp.



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