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Brewer's: Sea

Any large collection of water, more or less enclosed; hence the expression “molten sea,” meaning the great brazen vessel which stood in Solomon's temple (2 Chronicles iv. 5, and…

Big Draft in the Windy City

Will this year's NBA draft put the wind back in ailing teams' sails? by Gerry Brown Related Links NBA.comAlmanac: Pro BasketballAlmanac: College BasketballNothing, save Michael Jordan coming out …

Security a Big Concern in Sochi

Threat of terrorist attacks prompts heightened security measures Sochi Seaport Related Links 2014 Winter Olympics Country Profile: RussiaSochiVladimir Putin The t…

Brewer's: Big

To look big. To assume a consequential air. To talk big. To boast or brag. “The archdeacon waxed wroth, talked big, and looked bigger.” —Trollope: The Warden, chap. 20. …

Brewer's: Sea Deities

Amphitrite (4 syl.). Wife of Poseidon (3 syl.), queen goddess of the sea. N.B. Neptune had no wife. Doto, a sea-nymph, mentioned by Virgil. Galatea, a daughter of Nereus. Glaucus, a fisherm…

Brewer's: Sea Legs

He has got his sea legs. Is able to walk on deck when the ship is rolling; able to bear the motion of the ship without sea-sickness. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brew…

Oceans and Seas

The following table lists the world's oceans and seas, according to area and average depth, including the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arctic Ocean…

Brewer's: Dead Sea

So the Romans called the “Salt Sea.” Josephus says that the vale of Siddim was changed into the Dead Sea at the destruction of Sodom (Antiq. i. 8, 3, etc.). The water is of a du…

Brewer's: Red Sea

The sea of the Red Man —i.e. Edom. Also called the “sedgy sea,” because of the sea-weed which collects there. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…