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sea cow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea cow any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea cow (Zoöl) The mantee.
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Usage

In literature:

THE MANATEE, or Sea Cow, is still to be seen on the southeast coast of Florida.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
You say you never hurt ships nor boats; did you never ride over an arm of the sea on a Cow?
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
While we lay here our Mosquito men went in their canoe and struck some sea-cow.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
When Steller came to Behring Island, the sea-cows pastured along the shore, collected like cattle into herds.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
From twenty to twenty-five gallons of oil are obtained from each sea-cow.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were the heads of a brace of sea-cows.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
They all have land, one, two, or three cows, and the sea to draw upon.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It was a suitable piece of music, as deep as a cow's bellow and wild like the White Sea.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
There I watched the cow come up from the sea, graze, and go back.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
A sea of people, and horses, and cows, and goats, and dogs was sweeping toward them.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
I had another escape from a snake near the Sea-cow Lake, about six miles from Natal.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
He didn't kill any sea-cows that day.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
He has killed my children and my old mother; he has stolen my sheep, he has drowned my cows in the sea.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
No doubt, much sea-spray dashed upon the back even of "The Old Cow," in rough weather.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
The Sea Cow is an aquatic vegetarian who lives on the coast.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
I jumped up and ran off, and the sea-cow ran after me.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
You remain behind unnoticed, and when you hear me shout you will know that we have arrived safely at the sea-cow pool.
"South-African Folk-Tales" by James A. Honey
The manitee, or sea-cow, was a favourite article of food with these wandering seamen.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
No sound can half so doleful be As sea-cows calling from the sea.
"Songs of the Mexican Seas" by Joaquin Miller
They be sea-horses an' sea-cows an' sea-dogs, Why not the shape o' humans?
"Dr. Grenfell's Parish" by Norman Duncan
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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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