Definition of Sea cradle
1. Noun. Primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates.
Generic synonyms: Mollusc, Mollusk, Shellfish
Group relationships: Genus Chiton
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Literary usage of Sea cradle
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1. English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century: Lectures Delivered at Oxford by James Anthony Froude (1895)
"... sea cradle OP THE REFORMATION JEAN PAUL, the German poet, said that God had given to France the empire of the land, to England the empire of the sea, ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1907)
"... (Hal lot-is), sea cradle, keyhole limpet, the squid and many others. Most of the collecting done here is along shore, though a gasoline ..."
3. Graham's Magazine by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe (1842)
"... Upon the laughing waters, that are wandering below He lifted the dead girl, and is away To where a light boat in its moorings lay, Like a sea-cradle, ..."
4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1859)
"The sailors, true to the tradition of their sea-cradle, mark their arms with blue. The soldiers use gunpowder ; and I have seen one wild mercenary fighter ..."