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Sea-surgeon

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sea-surgeon one of a family of spiny-rayed Teleostean fishes living in tropical seas, esp. near coral-reefs—the name refers esp. to the members of the genus Acanthurus, characterised by a lancet-like spine ensheathed on each side of the tail
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

I spoke too with Mr. Pierce the surgeon, who gave me great encouragement to go to sea with my Lord.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660" by Samuel Pepys
At the end of the season we either sold the horses off or turned them into a straw-yard, and I went to sea as ship's surgeon.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
It happened one evening that the surgeon and Miss Ames met outside the hospital doors, near the old sea-wall.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
The doctor wore a coat down to his heels, and had a rolling walk, the result of twenty years of sea-life as a surgeon.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
They found a couple of regimental surgeons floundering through a sea of wounded.
"Leerie" by Ruth Sawyer
Eugene Sue had not yet taken to literary pathways, and was scouring the seas as a naval surgeon.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
Mr. Cline, the surgeon, however, decides that a sea-voyage would probably be of more service to her than anything.
"The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)" by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
It faces the sea near the pier, and is kept by a Mrs. Blake, the widow of an Army surgeon.
"The Great Court Scandal" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Timothy Lepore is the island of Nantucket's general surgeon, the head of medicine at the local hospital, and the medical examiner for the island, which is 30 miles out to sea and isolated from the mainland.
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