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cross sea

[¦krȯs ¦sē]
(oceanography)
A series of waves or swell crossing another wave system at an angle.
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Etienne Micallef, master instructor of the Malta Red Cross sea rescue services, told a Malta newspaper there was no doubt that entering the wreck was dangerous.
Some who try to emigrate die while trying to cross seas or deserts.
The presence of the scholarship opportunities was disseminated even in areas not normally visited by other government institutions--areas that require them to cross seas and rivers, carrying boxes of application forms, LCD projector, laptop, and bags containing clothes for their weeklong stay, hopping from one school to another.
Making their way from Africa, they cross seas, mountains and deserts to arrive in time for spring.
The fate of the thousands who die in doomed efforts to cross seas and deserts is not just a human tragedy.
"The father sees the big picture, and sees that war creates most of the world's problems like famine and refugees who have to cross seas to seek asylum."
One would think that with all these hazards it would be better for birds to just endure a harsh winter rather than cross seas and oceans and possibly die on the way but in actuality, the advantages of migration outweigh the risks.
We read about the transit of large numbers of migrants and are sorry so many drown trying to cross seas to where they set out to go, but now we see how it is impacting on us if we think of travelling to the continent by ferry or the channel tunnel.
"We sailed most of the way with just one very small storm jib sail up and had to be constantly on the look-out for large cross seas. On occasion waves would loom up to 20 feet above us.
It's why people cross seas and climb mountains, it's how we travel into Space and create cures for diseases." Meanwhile, more than 20,000 people had their heads shaved as part of a "shavathon" world record bid in South Africa.
It is a fundamental thing about the human condition, people want to push themselves further, the need to strive, struggle - it is why people cross seas and climb mountains.