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Sea-hen

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-hen (Scot.) the common guillemot: the great skua: the piper gurnard
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Then, accompanied by the yellow hen, she walked out of the shadow of the trees toward the sea-shore.
"Ozma of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
I thanked God there were no big sea-birds in these latitudes; no molly-hawks, no albatrosses, no Cape-hens.
"Dead Men Tell No Tales" by E. W. Hornung
Sea, wind, leaves, thunder, waters, cows lowing, the cattlemarket, cocks, hens don't crow, snakes hissss.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
A.M. saw 2 Port Egmont Hens, a Seal, some sea Weed, and a Piece of wood with Barnacles upon it.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
Another put to sea on a hen-coop, and sunk immediately.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
We continued to meet with, now and then, a seal, Port Egmont hens, and sea-weed.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Another put to sea on a hen-coop, and sunk immediately.
"Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean" by Marmaduke Park
The beach is composed of numberless black pebbles, polished by the sea, and each about the size of an hen's egg.
"Journal of a Voyage from Okkak, on the Coast of Labrador, to Ungava Bay, Westward of Cape Chudleigh" by Benjamin Kohlmeister and George Kmoch
Their military heroes, by land and sea, may sink our oyster-boats, rob our hen-roosts, burn our negro-huts, and run off.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Thorny shelled oysters; larks; a hen pullet with asparagus; stewed oysters and mussels; white and black sea-tulips.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
The male birds come in from sea in the month of September, and prepare the burrows for the reception of the hens.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
At last I set out for the sea; but I was very hungry, and I can't say if I'd fallen in with a hen-roost what I'd have done.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mell the Hen-wife's son looked out to sea and he saw the boat that moved of itself come towards the shore.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
He also told us that the clam which I had was the sea-clam, or hen, and was good to eat.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
No Sea Hens nor Black Gowns will be admitted on any Terms.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
Come on, Uncle Hen, let's find the eagle and the sea goat and water carrier!
"The Star People" by Gaylord Johnson
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In poetry:

'Twas long ago,--a year or so,--
In a barnyard by the sea,
That an old hen lived whom you may know
By the name of Fiddle-de-dee.
She scratched around in the sand all day,
For a lively old hen was she.
"The Intelligent Hen" by Carolyn Wells