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A conspicuous object distinguishable at sea, serving to guide or warn sailors in navigation.
- ‘The tower, built in 1720 by Trinity House as a seamark for £724, used to have a roof like a castle, which its owners are intending to recreate.’
- ‘In 1787, before Stevenson was part of the family, Smith had become the first engineer for the Northern Lighthouses, a trust set up in 1786 to introduce the lighting of seamarks to the dangerous coasts of Scotland and the Isle of Man.’
- ‘Sometimes a forceful vertical element intrudes on the stark, elemental division between earth, sea and sky: the telltale trace of human intrusion, a buoy, lighthouse or seamark.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.