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Rock seal


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock seal (Zoöl) the harbor seal. See Seal.
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In literature:

On one of the rocks two seals lay basking in the sun.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
The western boundary took in the Cliff House and Seal Rocks of San Francisco.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
I climbed the rock again, and turning round, I perceived the seal on the surface, shaking the shirt in great wrath.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
There were a few seals basking on the Bell Rock this morning when the men landed.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Seals innumerable are basking on the warm sands, or piled like ledges of rock along the shores.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
We slid gently down the rocks, and got between the seals and the water.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
A large seal lay basking on a bare rock just above the water's edge.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
There were many seals out of the water sunning themselves on the rocks.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
He was trying to crawl up on a rock, like a white seal, and in his mouth he held something.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
The seals were still sleeping on the rocks or bobbing about in the water as of old.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
The rock did not appear larger than a seal's head thrust out of the water.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
We ought to find him cruising off the seal rocks.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
And while she stood there feeling great fear of her husband, he came out from behind a rock, dragging a seal behind him.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
We went off Seal Rocks and trolled about five miles out.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
This they sealed from the wild beasts with heavy rocks and stones.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
Once prone on those slippery rocks, my fate was sealed.
"The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'" by Percy F. Westerman
We tried to get some fur-seal, which were seen on a rock near the harbour, but they were too wary.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
Tame seals lived on the rocks below his dwelling.
"Baron Bruno" by Louisa Morgan
Skirting the shores of the loch in a small boat, we soon espied two seals lying out on a rock.
"Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O." by J.G. Millais
The rock did not appear larger than a seal's head thrust out of the water.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various

In poetry:

Where 'round the feet the lady-smock
And pearl-pale lady-slipper creep;
White butterflies upon them rock
Or seal-brown suck and sleep.
"Days And Dreams" by Madison Julius Cawein
She leaps on the rocks like a hunted thing,
And the waves now leap above.
Such was the fate of Eric the King,
Who hunted the seals to his ruining,
The seals that the Witch-maids love!
"The Witch-Wife" by Cicely Fox Smith
I said: You yoke the Aleutian seal-rocks with the lava and coral
sowings that flower the south,
Over your flood the life that sought the sunrise faces ours that has
followed the evening star.
"Continent's End" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

On a quiet rock off the California coast, a group of seals prepare for a swim, but no sooner have they slipped beneath the surface than they are attacked by a great white shark.
ASPHALT PAVING, build asphalt parking lot & driveways, seal coating, stripping, haul SB-2 Rock and dirt 870-535-6838, 870-550-0970 (mobile).
PORTLAND— Margaret Mary Naples, 97, died Oct 13 at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco.
'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise gets Bret Michaels' seal of approval.
Oblong and misshapen rocks can be turned into shiny circus seals.
A layer of dense (sealing) rock above a permeable strata.
Seal is at the Borgata Friday night, July 20th, and Lite Rock 96.9 wants to give you some tickets.
'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise gets Bret Michaels' seal of approval .
SEAL ROCK – From a distance, the 120-foot-tall "tree" doesn't look any different than the surrounding firs located just south of Ona Beach State Park and east of Highway 101.
Has anyone else noticed or commented on the seals on the rocks at the entrance to La Jolla Cove looking longingly at the beach.
It's called "Act Of Valor " US Navy Seals and pretty much rocks balls.