One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounusually the seashore
1An area of sandy, stony, or rocky land bordering and level with the sea.
- ‘Places with mountains, lakes, seashores, and nice climates are, naturally, the most popular destinations.’
- ‘The list of Florida's superb coastlines extends to many other beaches but giving space to other seashores in U.S. are the following water bodies.’
- ‘Marine deposits are formed along seashores by sea water flowing in longshore currents.’
- ‘A small bird with a broken wing, left behind by its mates, struggles to escape a crowd of hungry crabs alongside a deserted seashore.’
- ‘Rising sea levels are particularly problematic where seashores are nearly flat.’
- ‘The alabaster's milky translucence and variegated, veined surfaces suggest the body, celestial charts and tide-roiled seashores.’
- ‘If you like lakes and seashores, it's hard to avoid this noisy, hugely popular brand of ‘personal watercraft.’’
- ‘Coastguards warned people to stop ‘wave-dodging’ on exposed seashores along the Yorkshire coast as winds whipped up mountainous seas.’
- ‘The present distribution of mountains and rivers, of fields, of meadows, of steppes, of forests, and of seashores, cannot be considered final.’
- ‘The rocky seashore was devoid of any marine life.’
- ‘Passage begins on a wide seashore backed with dunes against a cloudless sky.’
- ‘The poem paints a picture of freedom and its impact on children from the mountaintops and seashores of the island, Lin said.’
- ‘They had been standing on a rocky seashore.’
- ‘Mangroves live on tide-drenched seashores because, unlike most trees, the vinelike roots absorb air through their pores.’
- ‘They will spend long days in the saddle, negotiating icy cold rivers, stunning seashores and wide, open expanses.’
- ‘State parks, lake and seashores, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, whale watching - you name it and it's close by.’
- ‘Or visit southernmost Cumberland Island, a national seashore reached by ferry.’
- ‘Instead, why not spend the first three nights closer to the Wine Country and the national seashore?’
- ‘The coconut tree is a palm, usually tall, which flourishes on seashores in the moister parts of the tropics.’
- ‘There are 20 million annual visitors to our national seashores and even more to our marine sanctuaries.’
- 1.1Law The land between high- and low-water marks.
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