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Brazen sea


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brazen sea (Jewish Antiq) a large laver of brass, placed in Solomon's temple for the use of the priests.
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In literature:

Solomon also cast a brazen sea, whose figure was that of a hemisphere.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
That night stands up without any clear traces about it or near it, like the brazen castle of romance round which the sea-tide flows.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
Yet the brain was only steadied and excited by this sea of brazen noise.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Thus it had been since in remote ages the last drop of the inland sea had risen into a brazen sky.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
The brazen sea, that we ought to purify ourselves, and destroy vice.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
Beyond the altar was a huge brazen sea, resting upon the hind-quarters of twelve bronze oxen.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
Yet the brain was only steadied and excited by this sea of brazen noise.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
After they quitted the brazen pillar, they, too, traversed that sea so famed in ancient story.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
For joy the sea separated; and they flew very rapidly, nor was the brazen axle moist beneath.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Revelation is a sea of glass, because the laver in the tabernacle was made of the brazen looking-glasses of the women.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
The Sea God, Lud, and the brazen horse give me more pleasure than the railway bridge at Ludgate.
"London Before the Conquest" by W. R. Lethaby

In poetry:

The brazen bells of laughing lands
In swelling echoes wildly ring,
And over seas and hoary strands
This Christmas carol sing.
"A Christmas Carol" by Freeman Edwin Miller