seacoast

Part of speech:

The seashore.

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Usage examples "seacoast":

  1. For the present, marching his army in great haste in the depth of winter through continual storms of snow, he lost eight thousand of his men, and came with much diminished numbers to a place called the White Village, between Sidon and Berytus, on the seacoast, where he waited for the arrival of Cleopatra. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. In France, the maritime pine is planted on the sands of the interior as well as on the dunes of the seacoast, and with equal advantage. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
  3. No reason yet has been offered, save that the Government is bound to preserve its property; and yet look from North to South, from East to West, wherever we have constructed forts to defend States against a foreign foe, and everywhere you find them without a garrison, except at a few points where troops are kept for special purposes; not to coerce or to threaten a State, but stationed in seacoast fortifications, there merely for the purposes of discipline and instruction as artillerists. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.