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Sea-lungs

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-lungs a comb-jelly
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

She filled her lungs with air and sent one long cry for help ringing across the sea.
"Beatrice" by H. Rider Haggard
Then began a struggle between the strength of the man and the lunge of the sea.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
To breathe in the sea it puts forth gills, and makes lungs for itself when stranded on the land.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
She felt herself beaten by a sharp sea wind, the storm wind which strengthens and expands the lungs.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Perfect heart and lungs were necessary to stand the heat and density of atmosphere below sea level.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
The sea was calm and the sky clear; a light breeze fanned their cheeks as Mont opened his lungs to take in the inviting atmosphere.
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
Then, having filled his lungs for the last time with clean, sea-washed air, he started into the dome of the skull.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
With the sea air filling his lungs, he may yet have a chance of recovery.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
Sounds of hailing and chaffing now began to roll over the North Sea from many stentorian lungs.
"The Lively Poll" by R.M. Ballantyne
Lung complaints, sea voyage in, 10.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Four other sailors were getting a last good lungful of fine fresh sea air for'd.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
So we thought we'd come down to the seashore for a few weeks and get a little of the sea air into our lungs.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
No man hailed us; we had the breaking seas at our feet, the fresh air in our lungs, the spindrift wet upon our faces.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
The ship lunged down the slope of a sea, and Martin slid to leeward.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Now, as she lunged forward, she held her hands outstretched, as if she were about to dive into the sea.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
His color was returning fast and the sea air had filled out his lungs once more and put him into prime condition.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
A bullet through his heart or lungs, will lay his ghostship in the Red Sea.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
The Greeks recognized this peculiar character in their name, for they called them Sea-lungs.
"Seaside Studies in Natural History" by Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
The mater's got a notion that my lungs are weak, and was saying only the other day that a sea trip would do me good.
"King of the Air" by Herbert Strang
I could hear the blood in his lungs sobbing like the ebb-tide in the sea-weed.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
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In news:

Had the fish that first slithered up onto dry land to take a deep breath with its transitional lungs been a Southerner, it would have almost certainly looked back with longing at the sea.
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — Eliot Miles Herter died at home on December 3, 2012, after a lengthy struggle with lung cancer.
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