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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Beyond him is the open sea. Beneath him is the man who has robbed him of Clara.
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. Here we were at the mercy of the winds and waves, which tossed us to and fro all that day and night, but the next morning we found ourselves near an island, upon which we gladly landed.
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.
Mark, how when sailors in a dead calm bathe in the open sea --mark how closely they hug their ship and only coast along her sides.
They were still not safe; for he was such a great beast that in his fall he overset the boat, and they had to swim in the open sea upon a few planks.
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.
'The traditional dhows that we have been using can't withstand the rough tides and currents on the open seas. This forces us to stick to coastal areas where there isn't much in terms of output,' Islam said.
Dozens of whales have been returned to the open seas after being stranded near the shores of Orkney.
China's claim is an attempt to bring the open seas of the South China Sea under the UNCLOS definition 'internal waters,' giving it almost the same authority as territorial waters.
The President asserted that ships would not need 'any permission to sail through the open seas.'