White Sea


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White Sea

A sea of northwest Russia, an inlet of the Barents Sea. It was the principal outlet for Muscovite seagoing trade during the 1500s.

White Sea

n
(Placename) an almost landlocked inlet of the Barents Sea on the coast of NW Russia. Area: 90 000 sq km (34 700 sq miles)

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n.
an arm of the Arctic Ocean in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. ab. 36,000 sq. mi. (93,240 sq. km).
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Noun1.White Sea - a large inlet of the Barents Sea in the northwestern part of European Russia
Barents Sea - the part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Norway and Russia
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Forthwith they allay the blasts of the cruel winds and still the waves upon the surface of the white sea: fair signs are they and deliverance from toil.
Or perhaps the summer fog was more general, and the meadows lay like a white sea, out of which the scattered trees rose like dangerous rocks.
The sun grew blinding bright, the white sea birds chasing each other far beyond me seemed to be flitting before my face, the mellow murmur of the waves on the beach was like thunder in my ears.
"I'm afraid I never can," said Rose; but she surveyed the cup with favour, for a funny little imp danced on the handle, as if all ready to take a header into the white sea below.
Or why, irrespective of all latitudes and longitudes, does the name of the White Sea exert such a spectralness over the fancy, while that of the Yellow Sea lulls us with mortal thoughts of long lacquered mild afternoons on the waves, followed by the gaudiest and yet sleepiest of sunsets?
They saw white sails or tufts of smoke pass across the horizon, and if you had said that these were waterspouts, or the petals of white sea flowers, they would have agreed.
A level and brilliantly white sea of clouds was stretched out beneath our feet, shutting out the view of the equally level Pampas.
So as the fog-bank flowed onward we fell back before it until we were half a mile from the house, and still that dense white sea, with the moon silvering its upper edge, swept slowly and inexorably on.
Cold and cheerless, the wind beating on our faces, the white seas roaring by, we struggled through the day.
8, which occurred during a rocket engine test near the White Sea in far northern Russia.
Officials have been drip-feeding information about the blast on a platform in the White Sea off northern Russia that caused a radiation spike in a nearby city.
When reflective, white sea ice vanishes, the darker ocean absorbs solar energy, rather than reflecting it back into space.