Before the war I was a short-order cook in Zabadani, which is a beautiful tourist valley in reef Damashq, near Lebanon.
So we got there and we look down and we see a 6-foot reef shark.
There is even talk of sinking the ship to make it into a reef.
And this in turn affects the fish, whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and seabirds that live within the reef.
It also takes place near a minefield of rocks, is a hangout spot for sharks, and breaks on a reef.
But will she, do you think, escape that reef to the north, when she once more tacks.
I said, standing on the steps like a captain ordering his men to take in a reef.
It was described to me to be a group of small keys surrounded by a reef: their produce is chiefly coconuts and plantains.
"This is a part of the reef, then, that is never covered," said he.
On ordinary quartz claims, 50 feet along the line of reef, by a width of 400 feet, are allowed.
"rock ridge underwater," 1580s, riffe, probably via Dutch riffe, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse rif "ridge in the sea; reef in a sail," literally "rib" (see rib (n.)).
"horizontal section of sail," late 14c. (mid-14c. in rif-rope), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse rif "reef of a sail," probably a transferred use of rif "ridge under the sea; rib" (see rib (n.) and cf. reef (n.1)). German reff, Swedish ref, Norwegian riv, Danish reb likely all are from the Old Norse word.
1660s, "take in, roll up" (as a sail on a ship), from reef (n.2). Related: Reefed; reefing.
A strip or ridge of rocks, sand, or coral that rises to or near the surface of a body of water. See more at coral reef.