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Sea-cow

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-cow the walrus: the rhytina: the dugong or manatee: the hippopotamus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .

Usage

In literature:

But the sea cows did not answer because Sea Cow cannot talk.
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
It was a suitable piece of music, as deep as a cow's bellow and wild like the White Sea.
"Essays of Travel" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mrs. C. stayed an hour and a half, and then went home to the cows, when we launched upon a sea of congenial talk.
"A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" by Isabella L. Bird
There is also great provision made of seal and sea-cows for the wedding-feast.
"An Account Of The Customs And Manners Of The Micmakis And Maricheets Savage Nations, Now Dependent On The Government Of Cape-Breton" by Antoine Simon Maillard
Autumn is a great time for the wild Sea Rovers who gather at Cowes and Southampton.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
This little town is separated from West Cowes by the river Medina, which here joins the sea.
"Brannon's Picture of The Isle of Wight" by George Brannon
This is, without doubt, the same animal that is found in the Gulf of St Laurence, and there called Sea-cow.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
But I'm going to serve notice on Mr. Pertell now that I refuse to drive any of the sea cows to pasture.
"The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms" by Laura Lee Hope
A cow brought forth a horse and fire shone out at sea.
"Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Cassius Dio
Y'aren't afraid of the sea cows, are you?
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The cows, too, were going fast and helplessly away on a sea of troubled water.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
Nearly all our sled-runners are made of sea-cow bones.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
There is sea-cows, I've heared.
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
Sea-cows, we call 'em.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
On the far side it was as straight as the wall of a house, and the sea beneath looked so deep that Jack was almost cowed.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
When the Cow-Killers became sea rovers and pirates?
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
But the Sea Cow did not answer, because Sea Cow cannot talk.
"The jungle book" by Rudyard Kipling
There I spent some peaceful, contemplative hours waiting for the sea-cows which, however, did not come.
"Lodges in the Wilderness" by William Charles Scully
He made the horn roar like a sea-cow.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
Sea cow, Steller's, extirpation of, 119.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
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In poetry:

Like the sea that brooks no voyaging
With the winds unleashed and free,
Like the sea that he cowed at Genseret
Wi' twey words spoke' suddently.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
The Whale is found in seas and oceans,
Indulging there in fishlike motions,
But Science shows that Whales are mammals,
Like Jersey cows, and goats, and camels.
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler
"There is nobody but Rees Hopkin's cow
Watching, the dusk on the milk-white sea;
'Tis the time and the place for a life-long? vow,
Such as I owe you, and you owe me."
"The Well Of Saint John" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And where on books I dully browse,
And gaze in rapture at the sea,
My predecessor world carouse
In lavish infidelity
With ladies amoral as cows;
But interesting, you'll agree.
"Room Ghost" by Robert W Service
He hadna been gane a twelvemonth and a day
When my father brake his arm, and the cow was stown away;
My mother she fell sick--my Jamie was at sea--
And auld Robin Gray came a-courting me.
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley
Willie Murray cut his thumb, couldn't count the damage,
Took the hide of an Ayrshire cow and used it for a bandage.
His brother caught three hundred cran when the seas were lavish,
Threw the bleeders back in the sea and went upon the parish.
"Bagpipe Music" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

The Arctic marine mammal survey team spotted this gray whale cow-calf pair in the Chukchi Sea on July 14, 2012.
Prehistoric Pygmy Sea Cow Discovered in Madagascar.
Jai Kendall, pastry chef of 12-unit Rosa Mexicano, an upscale Mexican chain based in New York City, adds sea salt to cajeta, a caramel similar to dulce de leche but made from goat milk instead of cow milk, and makes ice cream out of it.
The menu is divided into categories based on the dishes' origins: From the Sea, Farm, Oven, Garden, Grill, Butcher, and cheeses From The Cow, Sheep or Goat.
Sailors have been known to mistake these sea cows for mermaids.
Jai Kendall, pastry chef of 14-unit Rosa Mexicano, an upscale Mexican chain based in New York City, adds sea salt to cajeta, a caramel similar to dulce de leche but made from goat milk instead of cow milk, and makes ice cream out of it.
Every winter, hundreds of quarter-ton sea lion cows seek shelter in the stadium-size Sea Lion Caves near Florence on the Oregon coast to nurse their young and play in the water.
The 1,300-pound sea cow has been undergoing rehabilitation there.
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