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sea fight

a fight between ships at sea.
Origin of sea fight
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At first all was confusion and a sea-fight was reduced for a time to a very disorderly and tumultuous affair.

    Naval Warfare James R. Thursfield
  • He chose then this counsel, to stay in that place and decide matters there by a sea-fight.

  • The white cook, who joined the 'Worcester' after the sea-fight, said that the black cook told him the whole story at that time.

    Historical Mysteries Andrew Lang
  • When the hunting was over the arena was filled with water, and a sea-fight ensued.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • This day, on board the Peacock, they witnessed a sea-fight between a whale and one of its many enemies.

  • The courage which girls exhibit is like a battle of Lundy's Lane, or a sea-fight.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • There were assembled accordingly now many more ships than those which were in the sea-fight at Artemision, and from more cities.

  • But this sea-fight surprised even me in its savage fierceness.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • This stopped the chase, and the next act in the performance would have to be a sea-fight.

    Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts Frank Richard Stockton
  • For my own part I do not believe that there ever can be a sea-fight.

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