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sea chest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea chest a sailor's storage chest for personal property
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Usage

In literature:

For we could hear him tearing at his sea-chest and stamping about his room, which is not what is expected of a dying man.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Ship chests or sea chests were, of course, plentiful enough.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
All have finished their suppers, and are seated, some on the sides of their bunks, some on sea-chests.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
It was a sea-chest, uncommonly large, built of some dark tropical wood and strapped with iron.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The man was seated on a sea chest opposite the Captain.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
Le promised one and all a present as soon as ever his sea chest should arrive.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
A few made a hasty dive into their sea-chests to make sure of some precious article.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Stow that bit o' paper in yer sea-chest, and it'll come in handy one o' these days.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
David got out of the hole, and the Sea Monster worked one flipper carefully under the chest.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
There he dragged out his sea chest, and from under his belongings pulled out a second chest.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
Of a sudden he fell violently; he had stumbled over one of the breakers of water, and his head struck against his sea-chest.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
The chest of gold, however, the renegade stealthily lowered into the sea without any one seeing it.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
There were sea-chests and sea-bags that belonged to men who, I doubt not, were drowned before I was born.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
They say that in this sea-chest of mine I hoard my gold.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A huge wave, cresting over the side, had caught the man on the motor boat full in the chest and hurled him into the sea!
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
Apparently they had found a sea chest, but their exploring hands discovered nothing but rotted fabrics.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Some of the sea-chests worked out of the lashings and rattled down to leeward.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
And "hark ye," said one of them, "Moses, they say old Pennel has lots of dollars in that old sea-chest of his'n.
"The Pearl of Orr's Island" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
These he proceeded to try on the sea-chests, drawing each in turn from its place against the wall.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What of the sea-chest wrenched wide?
"Wisconsin in Story and Song;" by Various
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In poetry:

And then those heavy iron chests
With desperate strength took he,
And ten of the strongest mariners
Did cast them into the sea.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
By the Black Sea, ancient, rustling,
Stood the lonely, lonely black oak.
Against his bare chest, cold, howling
Wind, dense fog, and frigid waves broke.
"The Black Oak" by Giorgi Leonidze
But list ye me—on the lone high seas,
As the ship went smoothly on,
It chanced, in the silent second watch,
I sate on the deck alone;
And I heard, from among those iron chests,
A sound like a dying groan.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
You can get your sea-chest out o' pawn,
Or leave it where it lies:
You can pay your shot (or maybe not),
You can leave your gal likewise,
With a "Now, my dear, be of good cheer,
And wipe them blooming eyes" . . .
"Outward Bound" by Cicely Fox Smith
Fun an' friends I wish you till the pay's all gone —
Pleasure when you spend it an' content when it's done —
An' a chest that's not empty when you go back to sea,
An' a better ship than she's been — an' a truer pal than me.
"So Long (All Coiled Down)" by Cicely Fox Smith
He launched them well. But shall the New
Redeem the pledge the Old Year made,
Or prove a self-asserting heir?
But healthy hearts few qualms invade:
By shot-chests grouped in bays 'tween guns
The gossips chat, the grizzled, sea-beat ones.
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville

In news:

Cambria's Sea Chest asking customers to step up on Tuesday.
Each student researched a passenger from the Mayflower, made a sea chest and told of their voyage and what they would have carried on the trip.
The Sea Chest has water views, knock-you-down-it's-so-good seafood, and divine local wines.
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