old man the sea

Old Man and the Sea, The

a novel (1952) by Ernest Hemingway.
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Old Man of the Sea

(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments ) an old man who clung to the shoulders of Sindbad the Sailor for many days and nights.
a burden, annoyance, care, or the like, from which it is extremely difficult to free oneself.
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