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sea foam

noun
1.
the foam of the sea.
2.
meerschaum (def 1).
Origin of sea foam
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English
Related forms
sea-foam, adjective
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  • It was now rather dark; once or twice her head appeared for an instant amidst the sea foam, and I saw no more of her.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • On deck the sea foam was as well appointed as she was below.

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  • It was plain enough now that the sea foam had the advantage.

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  • Having secured the sea foam at her mooring, Donald hastened home.

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  • Her name was the sea foam, and she lie so jauntily on the water that one could but say it was in every way applicable to her.

    A Runaway Brig; James Otis
  • Everything has been perfectly fair, and the Skylark has beaten the sea foam.

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  • Turning to a page which was headed "sea foam," he found every item of labor and expenditure charged to her.

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  • The sea foam passed the judges' yacht, came about, and went under her stern.

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  • His father had made an improvement upon the model of the sea foam, which he was reasonably certain would give her the advantage.

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British Dictionary definitions for sea foam

sea foam

noun
1.
foam formed on the surface of the sea
2.
a former name for meerschaum (sense 1)
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