One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An entirely landlocked large body of salt or fresh water.
- ‘According to the U.S. Geological Society, the world has 2 million cubic miles of fresh water stored in the earth, and 60,000 cubic miles stored in lakes, inland seas and rivers (one cubic mile is more than one trillion gallons).’
- ‘And there before us was Lake Victoria, the inland sea.’
- ‘Holding three-fourths of the Earth's standing fresh water, they are really inland seas - high seas, actually, rising a mean 574 feet above sea level.’
- ‘The remainder largely comprises freshwater sources - in the form of ice-caps, glaciers, inland seas, rivers, lakes, groundwater, atmosphere and soil moisture.’
- ‘Think that this place used to be at the bottom of a great inland sea.’
- ‘The Arctic was still bitterly cold in winter because, with less sunshine, not only did the polar ocean freeze over in winter, but the inland seas as well.’
- ‘It's a very romantic idea that early colonials had, that the interior of the country must have an inland sea or a body of water.’
- ‘The Kununurra tourist office says Lake Argyle is properly classifiable as an inland sea, rather than a mere lake.’
- ‘It sits beside beautiful Mono Lake, a brackish inland sea that loses water only by evaporation.’
- ‘It is inspired by Charles Sturt's 19th Century journey to discover the mythical inland sea in the centre of Australia.’
- ‘The cemetery looks down on the flat bed of what was once the huge inland sea known at Lake Bonneville, the valley floor where the original city was platted.’
- ‘The global supply of sodium chloride is mostly mined as rock salt from man-made caves resulting from evaporation of ancient inland seas.’
- ‘About the size of a sea lion, the ancient marine reptile swam the shallow waters of an inland sea that covered Australia about 115 million years ago.’
- ‘The ice had so far only coated the inland seas separating the six islands; later the entire ocean would freeze, and it would be possible, theoretically, to walk to the vast Mainland of Albia.’
- ‘The ground I was walking on was once covered by a vast inland sea, I'm told by the godless geologists.’
- ‘The northern part of the lake, dry and sandy, is where the Sahara continues as it has done for thousands of years to eat into what was once a gigantic inland sea.’
- ‘A week later I was driving through the blackness of a rain-swept night around the edge of the inland sea that is Rutland Water.’
- ‘Local attractions include stunning inland seas and intrepid volcano treks, but the stars of the show are the mountain gorillas.’
- ‘And Philip's paintings often remember the region's past, originally an inland sea, now feeling the effects of prolonged drought.’
- ‘You can watch the whitecaps kick up on the vast inland sea of Mono Lake or explore labyrinths of hard lava.’
An almost landlocked arm of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by the Japanese islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Its chief port is Hiroshima.
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