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Sea crow


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea crow (Zoöl) The chough.
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In literature:

He had travelled about ten miles from the sea, as the crow flies.
"A Voyage to Arcturus" by David Lindsay
Sea, wind, leaves, thunder, waters, cows lowing, the cattlemarket, cocks, hens don't crow, snakes hissss.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Because of this habit, some people call him the Sea-crow.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The cormorant is a species of pelican, of a dusky color: it is sometimes called the sea crow.
"Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean" by Marmaduke Park
He detested "Crow's Nest" and the melancholy murmur of the sea.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
Again, watch a poor crow that is blown out to sea.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
By October 20, 1914, the allied line was in position from Albert to the sea, a little short of 100 miles, eighty as the crow flies.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
We were now sixty miles, as the crow flies, from the sea.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
From the crow's-nest there was a good stretch of sea to look at.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
What a drive we had over the hills and along the beach, where the crows haunt the water's edge like sea-birds!
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Several days passed, when one morning we heard a pow-wow of crows down in the valley beyond the Little Sea.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Men chatting, women laughing, dogs barking, cocks crowing, and pigs squealing, a floating farmyard, such is life on the sea.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
By October 20, 1914, the allied line was in position from Albert to the sea, a little short of 100 miles, eighty as the crow flies.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Like broken-winged, wet crows they leave the sunlit sea, and hide themselves in the misty marshes of despondency.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The cocks were crowing, the first rays of the sun gently stole over the sea, of which, beyond the garden, she had a full view.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
A sea-crow below flapped its wings like an omen of death.
"The School by the Sea" by Angela Brazil
The sea lay a floor of molten silver and burnished steel, and the crows called incessantly from the woods.
"From Kingdom to Colony" by Mary Devereux
He pointed to the "Sea-serpent," the "Crow," and the "Great Dog," giving the Spanish equivalents.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
In May, like the crows, they nearly all disappear very suddenly, probably to their breeding haunts near the sea-shore.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
There is no spot in England more than sixty miles away from the sea as the crow flies.
"England" by Frank Fox

In poetry:

They looked upon her stricken still,
And sudden they grew appalled.
("It is thy lover's heart!" I shrill
As the sea-crow to her called.)
"Adelil" by Cale Young Rice
But we'll crow for you now--here's a health to the boys,
Men, maidens, and matrons of fair Illinois,
And the rainbow of friendship that arches its span
From the green of the sea to the blue Michigan!
"Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There are cities by rivers, by lakes, and by seas,
Each as full of itself as a cheese-mite of cheese;
And a city will brag as a game-cock will crow
Don't your cockerels at home--just a little, you know?
"Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Each year when Autumn comes
The crows make a black bridge across the milky sea,
And then these two poor stars
Can run together in gold and be at peace.
Darling, for my sake work hard
And be received with honour at the Examinations.
"Waiting To Marry A Student" by Edward Powys Mathers

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