open sea


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open sea

[′ō·pən ′sē]
(geography)
That part of the ocean not enclosed by headlands, not within narrow straits, and so on.
That part of the ocean outside the territorial jurisdiction of any country.
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Indeed I and my two companions had all we could do to keep our own raft beyond the reach of the giants, but by dint of hard rowing we at last gained the open sea.
The water being unusually smooth, I waded over the outer flat of dead rock as far as the living mounds of coral, on which the swell of the open sea breaks.
When the isolated position of these small islands in the midst of a vast ocean -- their great distance from any land excepting that of coral formation, attested by the value which the inhabitants, who are such bold navigators, attach to a stone of any kind, [7] -- and the slowness of the currents of the open sea, are all considered, the occurrence of pebbles thus transported does appear wonderful.
As I neared the confines of the forest I beheld before me and between the grove and the open sea, a broad expanse of meadow land, and as I was about to emerge from the shadows of the trees a sight met my eyes that banished all romantic and poetic reflection upon the beauties of the strange landscape.
And when we steamed slowly out of the lagoon, making our way gingerly through the opening in the reef, and then steered for the open sea, a certain melancholy fell upon me.
Here he had no longer that independence and that liberty of gait which he had when in the open seas, and his Nautilus felt itself cramped between the close shores of Africa and Europe.
The fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are warned not to venture in to open sea from Wednesday to Friday.
Simi Valley auto mechanic Edward Drake plans to spend the next five years on the open sea after a jury broke a deadlock Thursday and acquitted him in the slaying of a teen-age acquaintance.
But she was pulled away from the coast by the tide towards the open sea.
KARACHI -- Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Customs Intelligence Karachi have seized 1,66,373 liters of Iranian Diesel oil and petrol and arrested 35 people in a joint operation in open sea.
The fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised not to venture in open sea from Wednesday to Friday.