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SCUR, skur, _v.t._ to graze, to jerk: to scour over.--_v.i._ to flit hurriedly.--Also SKIRR. [A variant of scour.]

SCUR, skur, _n._ (_Scot._) a stunted horn.

SCURF, skurf, _n._ the crust or flaky matter formed on the skin: anything adhering to the surface: scum: a gray bull trout.--_n._ SCURF'INESS.--_adj._ SCURF'Y, having scurf: like scurf. [A.S.

_scurf_--_sceorfan_, to scrape; cf. Ger. _schorf_.]

SCURRILOUS, skur'ril-us, _adj._ using scurrility or language befitting a vulgar buffoon: indecent: vile: vulgar: opprobrious: grossly abusive.--_adjs._ SCUR'RIL, SCUR'RILE, buffoon-like: jesting: foul-mouthed: low.--_n._ SCURRIL'ITY, buffoonery: low or obscene jesting: indecency of language: vulgar abuse.--_adv._ SCUR'RILOUSLY.--_n._ SCUR'RILOUSNESS. [L.

_scurrilis_--_scurra_, a buffoon.]

SCURRIT, skur'it, _n._ (_prov._) the lesser tern.

SCURRY, skur'i, _v.i._ to hurry along: to scamper.--_n._ a flurry--also SKURR'Y.--_n._ HURR'Y-SCURR'Y, heedless haste. [An extended form of _scour_.]

SCURVY, skur'vi, _adj._ scurfy: affected with scurvy: scorbutic: shabby: vile, vulgar, contemptible.--_n._ a disease marked by livid spots on the skin and general debility, due to an improper dietary, and particularly an insufficient supply of fresh vegetable food.--_adv._ SCUR'VILY, in a scurvy manner: meanly, basely.--_ns._ SCUR'VINESS, state of being scurvy: meanness; SCUR'VY-GRASS, a genus of cruciferous plants, efficacious in curing scurvy. [_Scurf_.]

SCUSE, sk[=u]s, _n._ and _v._=_Excuse_.

SCUT, skut, _adj._ having a short tail like a hare's.

SCUTAGE, sk[=u]'t[=a]j, _n._ a tax, instead of personal service, which a vassal or tenant owed to his lord, sometimes levied by the crown in feudal times.--Also ES'CUAGE. [O. Fr. _escuage_--L. _scutum_, shield.]

SCUTATE, sk[=u]t'[=a]t, _adj._ (_bot._) shaped like a round shield: (_zool._) having the surface protected by large scales. [L.

_scut[=a]tus_--_scutum_, shield.]

SCUTCH, skuch, _v.t._ to beat: to separate from the core, as flax.--_n._ a coarse tow that separates from flax in scutching.--_ns._ SCUTCH'ER, one who dresses hedges: an implement used in scutching, esp. a beater in a flax-scutching machine, &c.; SCUTCH'ING-SWORD, a beating instrument in scutching flax by hand. [Prob. O. Fr. _escousser_, to shake off--Low L.

_excuss[=a]re_--L. _excut[)e]re_, to shake off.]

SCUTCHEON, SCUTCHIN, skuch'un, -in, _n._ (_Spens._) escutcheon, shield, device on a shield. [_Escutcheon_.]

SCUTE, sk[=u]t, _n._ a shield: (_zool._) a large scale, a plate, as the dermal scutes of a ganoid fish, a turtle, &c. [O. Fr. _escut_--L. _scutum_, a shield.]

SCUTELLA, sk[=u]-tel'a, _n._ a genus of flat sea-urchins.--_adj._ SC[=U]'TELLAR.--_n._ SCUTELL[=A]'RIA, a genus of gamopetalous plants, known as skullcaps.--_adjs._ SC[=U]'TELLATE, -D, noting the foot of a bird when it is provided with the plates called scutella.--_ns._ SCUTELL[=A]'TION; SCUTELL'ERA, a group-name for the true bugs (_Scutelleridae_).--_adjs._ SCUTELL'IFORM, scutellate; SCUTELLIG'EROUS, provided with a scutellum; SCUTELLIPLAN'TAR, having the back of the tarsus scutellate.--_n._ SCUTELL'UM (_bot._, _entom._), a little shield:--_pl._ SCUTELL' SCUTIBRANCHI[=A]'TA, an order of gasteropod mollusca.--_n._ SC[=U]'TIFER, a shield-bearer.--_adjs._ SCUTIF'EROUS, bearing a shield: (_zool._) scutigerous; SC[=U]'TIFORM, having the form of a shield.--_n._ SCUTIG'ERA, a common North American species of centipede.--_adjs._ SCUTIG'EROUS, provided with a scute or scuta; SC[=U]'TIPED, having the shanks scaly, of birds. [L., dim. of _scutra_, a platter.]

SCUTTER, skut'[.e]r, _v.i._ to run hastily: to scurry.--_n._ a hasty run.

[A variant of _Scuttle_ (3).]

SCUTTLE, skut'l, _n._ a shallow basket: a vessel for holding coal. [A.S.

_scutel_--L. _scutella_, a salver, dim. of _scutra_, a dish.]

SCUTTLE, skut'l, _n._ the openings or hatchways of a ship: a hole through the hatches or in the side or bottom of a ship.--_v.t._ to cut holes through any part of a ship: to sink a ship by cutting holes in it.--_ns._ SCUTT'LE-BUTT, -CASK, a cask with a hole cut in it for the cup or dipper, for holding drinking-water in a ship; SCUTT'LE-FISH, a cuttle-fish. [O. Fr.

_escoutille_, a hatchway (Sp. _escotilla_), from Dut. _schoot_, the lap; Ger. _schoss_, bosom, a lap.]

SCUTTLE, skut'l, _v.i._ to scud or run with haste: to hurry.--_n._ a quick run: a mincing gait.--Also SCUDD'LE, SKUTT'LE. [_Scud_.]

SCUTTLER, skut'l[.e]r, _n._ the striped lizard.


SCUTULUM, sk[=u]'t[=u]-lum, _n._ one of the shield-shaped crusts of favus.

[L., dim. of _scutum_, a shield.]

SCUTUM, sk[=u]'tum, _n._ a shield belonging to the heavy-armed Roman legionaries: a penthouse: (_anat._) the knee-pan: (_zool._) a large scale.


SCYE, s[=i], _n._ the armhole of a garment. [Prob. _sey_--O. Fr. _sier_, to cut--L. _sec[=a]re_, to cut.]

SCYLLA, sil'a, _n._ a six-headed monster who sat over a dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Straits of Messina, over against the whirlpool of CHARYB'DIS on the Sicilian side.--_n._ SCYLLaeA (sil-[=e]'a), a genus of nudibranchiate SCYLLAR'IDae (-d[=e]), a family of long-tailed, ten-footed marine crustaceans.

SCYLLIDae, sil'i-d[=e], a family of selachians, the typical genus _Scyllium_, including the dog-fish. [Gr. _skylion_, a dog-fish.]

SCYMNIDae, sim'ni-d[=e], the sleeper-sharks.--_n._ SCYM'NUS, a genus of lady-birds: a genus of sharks. [Gr. _skymnos_, a whelp.]

SCYPHIDIUM, sif-id'i-um, _n._ a genus of ciliate infusorians. [Gr.

_skyphos_, a cup.]

SCYPHOMEDUSae, sif-o-med'[=u]-s[=e], a prime division of hydrozoans or a sub-class of Hydrozoa.

SCYPHUS, s[=i]f'us, _n._ in Greek antiquities, a large drinking-cup: (_bot._) a cup-shaped appendage to a flower.--_adj._ SCYPH'IFORM.

SCYTALE, sit'a-l[=e], _n._ in Greek antiquities, a strip of parchment used for secret messages: the name of a coral snake.--_n._ SCYTAL[=I]'NA, a remarkable genus of eel-like fishes. [Gr. _skytal[=e]_, a staff.]

SCYTHE, s[=i]th, _n._ a kind of sickle: an instrument with a large curved blade for mowing grass, &c.--_v.t._ to cut with a scythe, to mow.--_adj._ SCYTHED, armed with scythes.--_ns._ SCYTHE'MAN, one who uses a scythe; SCYTHE'-STONE, a whet for scythes. [A.S. _sithe_; Ice. _sigdhr_. Low Ger.


SCYTHIAN, sith'i-an, _adj._ pertaining to an ancient nomadic race in the northern parts of Asia.--_n._ one belonging to this race.--_adj._ SCYTH'IC.

SCYTHROPS, s[=i]'throps, _n._ a genus of Australian horn-billed cuckoos.

[Gr. _skythros_, angry, _[=o]ps_, face.]

SCYTODEPSIC, sk[=i]-t[=o]-dep'sik, _adj._ pertaining to tanning. [Gr.

_skytos_, skin, _depsein_, to soften.]

SCYTODERMATOUS, sk[=i]-t[=o]-der'ma-tus, _adj._ having a tough, leathery integument. [Gr. _skytos_, hide, _derma_, skin.]

SCYTODES, sk[=i]-t[=o]'dez, _n._ a genus of spiders.--_adj._ SCYT[=O]'DOID.

[Gr. _skytos_, skin, _eidos_, form.]

SCYTONEMA, s[=i]-t[=o]-n[=e]'ma, _n._ a genus of fresh-water algae.--_adj._ SCYTONEM'ATOID. [Gr. _skytos_, skin, _n[=e]ma_, a thread.]

SCYTOSIPHON, s[=i]-t[=o]-s[=i]f'n, _n._ a genus of marine algae. [Gr.

_skytos_, skin, _siph[=o]n_, a tube.]

SDAIN, SDEIGN, sd[=a]n, _n._ and _v.t._ (_Spens._) same as DISDAIN.--_adj._ SDEIGN'FUL=_Disdainful_.

'SDEATH, sdeth, _interj._ an exclamation of impatience--for _God's death_.

SEA, s[=e], _n._ the great mass of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface: any great expanse of water less than an ocean: the ocean: the swell of the sea in a tempest: a wave: any widely extended mass or quantity, a flood: any rough or agitated place or element.--_ns._ SEA'-[=A]'CORN, a barnacle; SEA'-ADD'ER, the fifteen-spined stickle-back; SEA'-AN'CHOR, a floating anchor used at sea in a gale; SEA'-ANEM'ONE, a kind of polyp, like an anemone, found on rocks on the seacoast; SEA'-APE, the sea-otter; SEA'-[=A]'PRON, a kind of kelp; SEA'-ARR'OW, a flying squid: an arrow-worm; SEA'-ASPAR'AGUS, a soft-shelled crab; SEA'-BANK, the seashore; an embankment to keep out the sea; SEA'-BAR, the sea-swallow or tern; SEA'-BARR'OW, the egg-case of a ray or skate; SEA'-BASS, a name applied to some perch-like marine fishes, many common food-fishes in America--black sea-bass, bluefish, &c.; SEA'-BAT, a genus of Teleostean fishes allied to the Pilot-fish, and included among the _Carangidae_ or horse-mackerels--the name refers to the very long dorsal, anal, and ventral fins; SEA'-BEACH, the seashore; SEA'-BEAN, the seed of a leguminous climbing plant: a small univalve shell: the lid of the aperture of any shell of the family _Turbinidae_, commonly worn as amulets; SEA'-BEAR, the polar bear: the North Pacific fur-seal; SEA'-BEAST (_Milt._), a monster of the sea.--_adjs._ SEA'-BEAT, -EN, lashed by the waves.--_n._ SEA'-BEAV'ER, the SEA'-BELLS, a species of bindweed.--_ns._ SEA'-BELT, the sweet fucus plant; SEA'-BIRD, any marine bird; SEA'-BIS'CUIT, ship-biscuit; SEA'-BLUBB'ER, a jelly-fish; SEA'-BOARD, the border or shore of the sea; SEA'-BOAT, a vessel considered with reference to her behaviour in bad weather.--_adjs._ SEA'-BORN, produced by the sea; SEA'-BORNE, carried on the sea.--_ns._ SEA'-BOTT'LE, a seaweed; SEA'-BOY (_Shak._), a boy employed on shipboard: a sailor-boy; SEA'-BRANT, the brent goose; SEA'-BREACH, the breaking of an embankment by the sea; SEA'-BREAM, one of several sparoid fishes: a fish related to the mackerel; SEA'-BREEZE, a breeze of wind blowing from the sea toward the land, esp. that from about 10 a.m. till sunset; SEA'-BUCKTHORN, or SALLOW-THORN, a genus of large shrubs or trees with gray silky foliage and entire leaves; SEA'-BUM'BLEBEE, the little auk; SEA'-BUN, a heart-urchin; SEA'-BUR'DOCK, clotbur; SEA'-CABB'AGE, sea-kale; SEA'-CALF, the common seal, so called from the supposed resemblance of its voice to that of a calf; SEA'-CAN[=A]'RY, the white whale; SEA'-CAP (_Shak._), a cap worn on shipboard: a basket-shaped sponge; SEA'-CAP'TAIN, the captain of a ship, as distinguished from a captain in the army; SEA'-CARD, the card of the mariners' compass: a map of the ocean; SEA'-CARN[=A]'TION, a sea-pink; SEA'-CAT, a name of various animals, as the wolf-fish, the chimaera, any sea-cat-fish; SEA'-CAT'ERPILLAR, a scale-back; SEA'-CAT'-FISH, a marine siluroid fish; SEA'-CAT'GUT, a common seaweed--sea-lace; SEA'-CAUL'IFLOWER, a polyp; SEA'-CEN'TIPED, one of several large marine annelids; SEA'-CHANGE (_Shak._), a change effected by the sea; SEA'-CHART, a chart or map of the sea, its islands, coasts, &c.; SEA'-CHEST'NUT, a sea-urchin; SEA'-CHICK'WEED, a seaside species of sandwort; SEA'-CLAM, the surf clam used for food: a clamp for deep-sea sounding-lines; SEA'-COAL, coal brought by sea, as distinguished from charcoal; SEA'COAST, the coast or shore of the sea: the land adjacent to the sea; SEA'-COB, a sea-gull; SEA'-COCK, a gurnard: the sea-plover: a valve communicating with the sea through a vessel's hull: a sea-rover or viking; SEA'-COL'ANDER, a large olive seaweed; SEA'-COLE'WORT, sea-kale; SEA'-COM'PASS, the mariners' compass; SEA'-COOK, a cook on shipboard; SEA'-COOT, a black sea-duck; SEA'-COR'MORANT, a sea-crow; SEA'-CORN, the string of egg-capsules of the whelk or similar gasteropod--also SEA'-RUFF'LE, SEA'-HON'EYCOMB, SEA'-NECK'LACE, &c.; SEA'-COW, the walrus: the rhytina: the dugong or manatee: the hippopotamus; SEA'-CRAB, a marine crab; SEA'-CRAFT, skill in navigation; SEA'-CRAW'FISH, a prawn or shrimp; SEA'-CROW, a name of various birds, as the common skua, the chough, the coot, &c.; SEA'-C[=U]'CUMBER, trepang or beche-de-mer; SEA'-DACE, a sea-perch: the common English bass; SEA'-DAFF'ODIL, a plant producing showy, fragrant flowers; SEA'-DAI'SY, the lady's cushion; SEA'-DEV'IL, a name of various fishes, as the ox-ray, the angel-fish, &c.; SEA'-DOG, the harbour-seal: the dog-fish: an old sailor: a pirate: (_her._) a bearing representing a beast nearly like a talbot; SEA'-DOTT'EREL, the turnstone; SEA'-DOVE, the little auk; SEA'-DRAG'ON, a flying sea-horse; SEA'-DRAKE, a sea-crow; SEA'-DUCK a duck often found on salt waters, having the hind-toe lobate: the eider-duck; SEA'-EA'GLE, the white-tailed eagle: the bald eagle: the osprey: the eagle-ray; SEA'-EAR, a mollusc, an ormer or abalone; SEA'-EEL, a conger-eel; SEA'-EGG, a sea-urchin: a sea-hedgehog: a whore's egg; SEA'-EL'EPHANT, the largest of the seal family, the male about 20 feet long, an inhabitant of the southern seas; SEA'-FAN, an alcyonarian polyp with a beautiful much-branched fan-like skeleton; SEA'F[=A]RER, a traveller by sea, a sailor.--_adj._ SEA'F[=A]RING, faring or going to sea: belonging to a seaman.--_ns._ SEA'-FEATH'ER, a polyp, a sea-pen; SEA'-FENN'EL, samphire; SEA'-FIGHT, a battle between ships at sea; SEA'-FIR, a sertularian polyp; SEA'-FIRE, phosphorescence at sea; SEA'-FISH, any salt-water or marine fish; SEA'-FOAM, the froth of the sea: meerschaum; SEA'-FOG, a fog, occurring near the SEA'-FOLK, seafaring people.--_ns._ SEA'-FOWL, a sea-bird; SEA'-FOX, or _Fox-shark_, the thresher, the commonest of the larger sharks occasionally seen off British coasts, over 12 feet long, following shoals of herrings, pilchards, &c.; SEA'FRONT, the side of the land, or of a building, which looks toward the sea; SEA'-FROTH, the foam of the sea, seaweeds; SEA'-GAGE, -GAUGE, the depth a vessel sinks in the water: an instrument for determining the depth of the SEA'-GATES, a pair of gates in a tidal basin as a safeguard against a heavy sea.--_ns._ SEA'-GHER'KIN, a sea-cucumber; SEA'-GILL'IFLOWER, the common thrift; SEA'-GIN'GER, millipore coral.--_adj._ SEA'-GIRT, girt or surrounded by the sea.--_ns._ SEA'-GOD, one of the divinities ruling over or inhabiting the sea:--_fem._ SEA'-GOD'DESS.--_adj._ SEA'-G[=O]'ING, sailing on the deep sea, as opposed to coasting or river vessels.--_ns._ SEA'-GOOSE, a dolphin: a phalarope; SEA'-GOWN (_Shak._), a short-sleeved garment worn at sea; SEA'-GRAPE, a genus of shrubby plants of the natural order _Gnetaceae_, closely allied to the Conifers, and sometimes called Joint-firs: a glasswort: the clustered egg-cases of sepia and some other cuttle-fish; SEA'-GRASS, the thrift: grasswrack: a variety of cirrus cloud.--_adj._ SEA'-GREEN, green like the sea.--_ns._ SEA'-GROVE, a grove in the bottom of the sea; SEA'-GULL (same as GULL); SEA'-HAAR (_Scot._), a chilling, piercing mist arising from the sea; SEA'-HALL, a hall in the bottom of the sea; SEA'-HARE, a name given to the genus _Aplysia_ of nudibranch gasteropods; SEA'-HAWK, a rapacious, gull-like bird: a skua; SEA-HEDGE'HOG, a sea-urchin: a globe-fish: a sea-egg: a porcupine-fish; SEA'-HEN (_Scot._), the common guillemot: the great skua: the piper gurnard; SEA'-HOG, a porpoise; SEA'-HOLL'Y, the eryngo; SEA'-HOLM, a small uninhabited island: sea-holly; SEA'HORSE, the walrus: the hippopotamus or river-horse: the hippocampus; SEA'-HOUND, the dog-fish; SEA'-ISLAND COTT'ON, a fine long-stapled variety grown on the islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; SEA'-JELL'Y, a sea-blubber; SEA'KALE, a perennial plant with large, roundish, sinuated sea-green leaves, found on British seashores, the blanched sprouts forming a favourite esculent; SEA'-KID'NEY, a polyp of the genus Renilla, so called from its shape; SEA'-KING, a name sometimes given to the leaders of the early Scandinavian piratical expeditions; SEA'-KITT'IE, a kittiwake; SEA'-LACE, a species of algae--sea-catgut; SEA'-LAM'PREY, a marine lamprey; SEA'-LARK, a sandpiper, as the dunlin: a ring-plover, as the ring-dotterel: the sea-titling; SEA'-LAV'ENDER, a salt-marsh plant: marsh rosemary; SEA'-LAW'YER, a captious sailor, an idle litigious 'long-shorer, more given to question orders than to obey them: the mangrove snapper: a tiger-shark; SEA'-LEECH, a marine suctorial SEA'-LEGS, ability to walk on a ship's deck when it is pitching or rolling.--_ns._ SEA'-LEM'ON, a doridoid; SEA'-LEN'TIL, the gulf-weed; SEA'-LEOP'ARD, a seal of the southern seas, with spotted fur; SEA'-LETT'ER, -BRIEF, a document of description that used to be given to a ship at the port where she was fitted out; SEA'-LEV'EL, the level or surface of the sea, generally the mean level between high and low water.--_adj._ SEA'-LIKE, like or resembling the sea.--_ns._ SEA'-LIL'Y, a lily-star: a living crinoid; SEA'-LINE, the line where sky and sea seem to meet: lines used for fishing in deep water; SEA'-LIN'TIE (_Scot._), the sea-titling: a sea-lark: the rock-lintie; SEA'-L[=I]'ON, a species of otary--from its barking-roar and the mane of the male: (_her._) a monster consisting of the upper part of a lion combined with the tail of a fish; SEA'-LIQ'UOR, brine; SEA'-LIZ'ARD, a nudibranchiate gasteropod: a fossil reptile; SEA'-LOACH, a gadoid fish, a Motella; SEA'-LONG'WORM, a nemertean worm; SEA'-LOUSE, a parasitic isopod crustacean: the horse-shoe crab; SEA'-LUCE, the hake; SEA'-LUNGS, a comb-jelly; SEA'-MAG'PIE, a sea-pie: the oyster-catcher; SEA'MAID (_Shak._), a mermaid: a sea-nymph; SEA'-MALL a sea-gull; SEA'MAN, a man below the rank of officer, employed in the navigation of a ship at sea: a sailor: a merman.--_adjs._ SEA'MAN-LIKE, showing good seamanship; SEA'MANLY, characteristic of a seaman.--_ns._ SEA'MANSHIP, the art of navigating ships at sea; SEA'-MAN'TIS, a squill; SEA'-MARGE, the marge or shore of the sea; SEA'MARK, any mark or object on land serving as a guide to those at sea: a beacon; SEA'-MAT, a very common genus of polyzoa; in the wrack of the seashore--also _Hornwrack_; SEA'-MEL'ON, a pedate holothurian; SEA'-MEW, the common gull, any gull--also SEA'-MAW (_Scot._); SEA'-MILE, a geographical mile, 6080 feet in length; SEA'-MINK, a kind of American whiting; SEA'-MONK, the monk-seal; SEA'-MON'STER, any huge marine animal; SEA'-MOSS, a kind of compound polyzoan: Irish moss, or carrageen; SEA'-MOUSE, a genus of Chaetopod worms, covered with iridescent silky hairs; SEA'-MUD, a rich saline deposit from salt-marshes; SEA'-MUSS'EL, a marine bivalve; SEA'-NEED'LE, the garfish; SEA'-NETT'LE, any of the stinging species of acalephae; SEA'-NURSE, a shark; SEA'-NYMPH, a goddess of the sea, esp. one of the Oceanids; SEA'-ON'ION, the officinal squill; SEA'-OOZE, sea-mud; SEA'-OR'ANGE, a large, globose, orange-coloured holothurian; SEA'-ORB, a globe-fish; SEA'-OTT'ER, a marine otter; SEA'-OWL, the lump-fish or lump-sucker; SEA'-OX, the walrus; SEA'-OX'EYE, a fleshy seashore plant; SEA'-PAD, a star-fish; SEA'-PAN'THER, a South African fish, brown with black spots; SEA'-PARR'OT, a puffin: an auk; SEA'-PARS'NIP, an umbelliferous plant; SEA'-PAR'TRIDGE, the English conner, a labroid fish; SEA'-PASS, a passport, or document carried by neutral merchant-vessels to secure them against molestation; SEA'-PEA, the beach-pea; SEA'-PEACH, a sea-squirt or ascidian; SEA'-PEAR, a sea-squirt; SEA'-PEN, one of the radiate zoophytes somewhat resembling a quill; SEA'-PERCH, a sea-dace: a bass: the red-fish or rose-fish; SEA'-PERT, the opah; SEA'-PHEAS'ANT, the pintail or sprigtail duck; SEA'-PIE, a sailor's dish made of salt-meat, vegetables, and dumplings baked: the oyster-catcher or sea-magpie: (_her._) a bearing representing such a bird; SEA'-PIECE, a picture representing a scene at sea; SEA'-PIG, a porpoise: the dugong; SEA'-PI'GEON, the black guillemot; SEA'-PIKE, an edible American fish found on the Florida and Texas coasts, allied to the perches: the garfish or belone: the hake; SEA'-PIN'CUSHION, the mermaid's purse: a star-fish; SEA'-PINK, a sea-carnation; SEA'-PLANT, an alga; SEA'-POACH'ER, the armed bull-head; SEA'-POR'CUPINE, any fish of the genus _Diodon_, whose body is covered with spines; SEA'-PORK, an American compound ascidian; SEA'PORT, a port or harbour on the seashore: a town near such a harbour; SEA'-PUDD'ING, a sea-cucumber; SEA'-PUMP'KIN, a sea-melon; SEA'-PURSE, a sea-barrow: a skate-barrow; SEA'-QUAIL, the turnstone; SEA'-RAT, the chimera: a pirate; SEA'-R[=A]'VEN, the cormorant: the North American bull-head; SEA'-REED, the mat grass; SEA'-REEVE, an officer in maritime towns; SEA'-RISK, hazard of injury by sea; SEA'-ROB'BER, a pirate; SEA'-ROB'IN, a common American name for fishes of the genus _Prionotus_, which represents in America the European gurnards: the red-breasted merganser; SEA'-ROCK'ET, a cruciferous plant of genus _Cakile_; SEA'-ROD, a kind of sea-pen, a polyp; SEA'-ROLL, a holothurian; SEA'-ROOM, room or space at sea for a ship to be navigated without running ashore; SEA'-ROSE, a sea-anemone; SEA'-ROSE'MARY, sea-lavender; SEA'-R[=O]'VER, a pirate: a vessel employed in cruising for plunder; SEA'-R[=O]'VING, piracy; SEA'-RUFF, a sea-bream; SEA'-SALT, common salt obtained from sea-water by evaporation; SEA'SCAPE, a sea-piece; SEA'-SCOR'PION, a scorpion-fish: a cottoid-fish; SEA'-SER'PENT, an enormous marine animal of serpent-like form, frequently seen and described by credulous sailors, imaginative landsmen, and common liars: a name applied to various marine venomous serpents; SEA'-SERV'ICE, service on board ship; SEA'-SHARK, the man-eater shark; SEA'-SHELL, a marine shell; SEA'SHORE, the land adjacent to the sea: (_law_) the ground between high-water mark and low-water mark; SEA'-SHRUB, a sea-fan.--_adj._ SEA'SICK, affected with sickness through the rolling of a vessel at sea.--_ns._ SEA'SICKNESS; SEA'SIDE, the land beside the sea; SEA'-SKIM'MER, the skimmer bird; SEA'-SL[=A]T'ER, the rock-slater; SEA'-SLEEVE, a cuttle-fish; SEA'-SLUG, a nudibranch, as a doridoid: a marine gasteropod with the shell absent or rudimentary; SEA'-SNAIL, a fish of the genus _Liparis_, the sucker, the periwinkle; SEA'-SNAKE, a sea-serpent; SEA'-SNIPE, a sandpiper: the snipe-fish; SEA'-SOL'DIER, a marine; SEA'-SP[=I]'DER, a spider-crab; SEA'-SPLEEN'WORT, a fern--_Asplenium marinum_; SEA'-SQUID, a cuttle-fish; SEA'-SQUIRT, any tunicate or ascidian--also SEA'-PERCH, SEA'-PEAR, SEA'-PORK; SEA'-STICK, a herring cured at sea at once; SEA'-STOCK, fresh provisions for use at sea; SEA'-STRAW'BERRY, a kind of polyp; SEA'-SUN'FLOWER, a sea-anemone; SEA'-SUR'GEON, 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; SEA'-SWALL'OW, a tern: the stormy petrel; SEA'-SWINE, a porpoise: the sea-hog: the ballan-wrasse; SEA'-TANG, sea-tangle; SEA'-TAN'GLE, one of several species of seaweeds, esp. of genus _Laminaria_; SEA'-TENCH, the black sea-bream; SEA'-TERM, a word used by sailors or peculiar to ships or sailing; SEA'-THONG, a cord-like seaweed; SEA'-TIT'LING, the shore-pipit or sea-lark; SEA'-TOAD, the sea-frog: the sculpin: the great spider-crab; SEA'-TOR'TOISE, a sea-turtle.--_adj._ SEA'-TOST (_Shak._), tossed upon or by the sea.--_ns._ SEA'-TROUT, a popular name for various species of the genus _Salmo_, but esp. for the common _Salmo trutta_; SEA'-TRUM'PET, a medieval musical instrument similar to the monochord: (_bot._) a large seaweed; SEA'-TURN, a gale from the sea; SEA'-TUR'TLE, the sea-pigeon: a tortoise; SEA'-UMBRELL'A, a pennatulaceous polyp; SEA'-[=U]'NICORN, the narwhal; SEA'-UR'CHIN, one of a class of Echinoderms, some with the body symmetrical and nearly globular (_Echinus_), others heart-shaped (_Spatangus_), others shield-shaped and flattened (_Clypeaster_)--in all cases the body walled in by continuous plates of lime; SEA'-VAM'PIRE, a devil-fish or manta; SEA'VIEW, a picture of a scene at sea; SEA'-WALL, a wall to keep out the sea.--_adj._ SEA'-WALLED, surrounded by the sea.--_n._ SEA'-WANE, wampum.--_adj._ SEA'WARD, towards the sea.--_adv._ towards or in the direction of the sea.--_adjs._ SEA'WARD-BOUND, outward-bound, as a vessel leaving harbour; SEA'WARD-GAZ'ING, gazing or looking towards the sea.--_n._ SEA'-WARE, that which is thrown up by the sea on the shore, as seaweed, & SEA'-WASH'BALLS, the egg-cases of the common whelk.--_ns._ SEA'-WA'TER, water from the sea; SEA'-WAY, progress made by a vessel through the waves; SEA'WEED, a general and popular name applied to a vast collection of lower plant-forms growing on the seacoast from high-water mark (or a little above that limit) to a depth of from 50 to 100 fathoms (rarely deeper), and all belonging to the sub-class of the _Thallophyta_, to which the name _Algae_ has been given; SEA'-WHIP, any alcyonarian like black coral; SEA'-WHIP'CORD, a common form of seaweed, sea-thong; SEA'-WHIS'TLE, the seaweed whose bladders are used by children as whistles; SEA'-WIFE, a kind of wrasse; SEA'-WILL'OW, a polyp with slender branches like the osier; SEA'-WING, a wing-shell: a sail; SEA'-WITH'-WIND, a species of bindweed; SEA'-WOLD, an imaginary tract like a wold under the sea; SEA'-WOLF, the wolf-fish: the sea-elephant: a viking, a pirate; SEA'-WOOD'COCK, the bar-tailed godwit; SEA'-WOOD'LOUSE, a sea-slater: a chiton; SEA'-WORM, a marine annelid; SEA'-WORM'WOOD, a saline plant found on European shores.--_adj._ SEA'WORTHY, fit for sea, able to endure stormy weather.--_ns._ SEA'WORTHINESS; SEA'-WRACK, coarse seaweeds of any kind.--AT FULL SEA, at full tide; AT SEA, away from land: on the ocean: astray; GO TO SEA, to become a sailor; HALF-SEAS OVER, half-drunk; HEAVY SEA, a sea in which the waves run high; HIGH SEAS, the open ocean; IN A SEA-WAY, in the position of a vessel when a heavy sea is running; MAIN SEA, the ocean; MOLTEN SEA, the great brazen laver of 1 Kings, vii. 23-26; SHIP A SEA, to have a large wave washing in; SHORT SEA, a sea in which the waves are choppy, irregular, and interrupted; THE FOUR SEAS, those bounding Great Britain. [A.S. _s['ae]_; Dut. _zee_, Ger. _see_, Ice. _saer_, Dan.


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