confused sea

confused sea

[kən′fyüzd ′sē]
(oceanography)
A highly disturbed water surface without a single, well-defined direction of wave travel.
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There are in his book whole pages of self- analysis whence emerges like a white figure from a dark confused sea the conviction of woman's spiritual superiority--his new faith confessed since in several volumes.
He heard only the wash of water, the heavy splashes, the dull shocks of the confused seas boarding his ship from all sides.
Each depicts a field of tight little forms that curl like ocean waves, miniaturized by being viewed from the sky--Storegasso Sea (1960-65), 2004, and Confused Sea (1970-75), 2005, are typical titles--while weaving together into a whole that also seems peculiarly architectural.
After 30 hours of pounding in 22 to 26 knots with a confused sea, the boat was performing quite fine until a minor problem sent us in to Smokey Cape for three hours.