Definitions starting with R

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rage

[OED sudden rising of the sea→, 1577, except for 1885 Bah. quot. (Brassey 361)] n. a ground swell, the rising of the sea caused by a distant storm: 1878 The natives (of Eleuthera) call these windless risings of the sea "rages"; they are probably caused by a heavy storm blowing at a distance (Benjamin 31). 1977 Rage: ground swell or rough seas (Albury 157). (Gen.)

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2011-06-04 17:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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