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Land bordering the sea.


(Physical Geography) land bordering on the sea; a coast



the land immediately adjacent to the sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seacoast - the shore of a sea or oceanseacoast - the shore of a sea or ocean    
litoral, littoral, littoral zone, sands - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
foreshore - the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
landfall - the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
seaboard, seaside - the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
shore - the land along the edge of a body of water
tideland - land near the sea that is overflowed by the tide
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Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
The tribe to which he belonged roamed a tract extending, roughly, twenty-five miles along the seacoast and some fifty miles inland.
Each of us has formed a mental picture of the Capronian seacoast from Bowen's manuscript, and it is not likely that any two of these pictures resemble each other, or that any of them resemble the coast as we shall presently find it.
"You have money, and can buy the means of travelling to the seacoast as quickly as the journey can be made.
"That is plain speaking," said Sancho; "but let your worship take care to choose it on the seacoast, so that if I don't like the life, I may be able to ship off my black vassals and deal with them as I have said; don't mind going to see my lady Dulcinea now, but go and kill this giant and let us finish off this business; for by God it strikes me it will be one of great honour and great profit."
The location of Anoroc, the Mountains of the Clouds, the river, and the strip of seacoast were all familiar to him.
Further south, among the bold precipices at the head of Port Desire, the condor is not uncommon; yet only a few stragglers occasionally visit the seacoast. A line of cliff near the mouth of the Santa Cruz i frequented by these birds, and about eighty miles up th river, where the sides of the valley are formed by stee basaltic precipices, the condor reappears.
At the same time they furnished his regained humanity with some decent clothing, and put heart into the new man by the information that the seacoast of the Pacific was only a very few miles away.
Near the western extremity, where Fort Moultrie stands, and where are some miserable frame buildings, tenanted, during summer, by the fugitives from Charleston dust and fever, may be found, indeed, the bristly palmetto; but the whole island, with the exception of this western point, and a line of hard, white beach on the seacoast, is covered with a dense undergrowth of the sweet myrtle, so much prized by the horticulturists of England.
The seacoasts are full of these little village tragedies - real tragedies, too, however insignificant they may seem to us."
The compensation mix is subject to a customary proration mechanism so that the aggregate consideration mix equals 35% cash and 65% Seacoast shares (based on Seacoast's ten-day average closing price of USD 15.05 per share as of 29 October).
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF), holding company for Seacoast National Bank, said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Floridian Financial Group, Inc., parent company of Floridian Bank.