(Sea"scape) n. [Cf. Landscape.] A picture representing a scene at sea. [Jocose] Thackeray.
(Sea" scor"pi*on) (Zoöl.) (a) A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed
with short spines. (b) The scorpene.
(Sea" scurf`) (Zoöl.) Any bryozoan which forms rounded or irregular patches of coral on stones,
1. (Zoöl.) Any marine snake. See Sea snake.
2. (Zoöl.) A large marine animal of unknown nature, often reported to have been seen at sea, but never
Many accounts of sea serpents are imaginary or fictitious; others are greatly exaggerated and distorted
by incompetent observers; but a number have been given by competent and trustworthy persons, which
indicate that several diverse animals have been called sea serpents. Among these are, apparently, several
large snakelike fishes, as the oar fish, or ribbon fish and huge conger eels. Other accounts probably
refer to the giant squids Some of the best accounts seem to describe a marine saurian, like the fossil
Mosasauri, which were large serpentlike creatures with paddles.
(Sea"shell`) n. (Zoöl.) The shell of any marine mollusk.
1. The coast of the sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea or ocean.
2. (Law) All the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.
(Sea"sick`) a. Affected with seasickness.
(Sea"sick`ness), n. The peculiar sickness, characterized by nausea and prostration, which
is caused by the pitching or rolling of a vessel.
(Sea"side`) n. The land bordering on, or adjacent to, the sea; the seashore. Also used adjectively.
(Sea" slat"er) (Zoöl.) Any isopod crustacean of the genus Ligia.
(Sea" slug`) (Zoöl.) (a) A holothurian. (b) A nudibranch mollusk.
(Sea" snail`) (Zoöl.) (a) A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker. It lives among
stones and seaweeds. (b) Any small creeping marine gastropod, as the species of Littorina, Natica,
(Sea" snake`) (Zoöl.) Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the family
Hydrophidæ, having a flattened tail and living entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the
Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are mostly of moderate size, but some species
become eight or ten feet long and four inches broad.
(Sea" snipe`) (Zoöl.) (a) A sandpiper, as the knot and dunlin. (b) The bellows fish.
(Sea"son) n. [OE. sesoun, F. saison, properly, the sowing time, fr. L. satio a sowing, a planting,
fr. serere, satum, to sow, plant; akin to E. sow, v., to scatter, as seed.]
1. One of the divisions of the year, marked by alterations in the length of day and night, or by distinct
conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect