swell of the Pacific

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  • The boat was a pit of heat and outside the swell of the Pacific rose and fell and reflected the sun like copper. Cited from Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis
  • The long swell of the Pacific meets them as they sheer out from the mountain-girt harbor. Cited from Vikings of the Pacific, by Agnes C. Laut
  • So he sailed without her, and each evening at sunset, as the great transport heaved her way across the swell of the Pacific, he stood at the rail and looked back. Cited from The Lost Road, etc, by Richard Harding Davis
  • This northern coast of New Guinea is exposed to the full swell of the Pacific Ocean, and is rugged and harbourless. Cited from The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russell Wallace V2
  • Circling this shore we successfully passed inside the line of breakers and soon met the long ground swell of the Pacific, while Seal Bay stretched for many miles inland on the other side. Cited from American Big Game in Its Haunts, by Various
  • The next night, as soon as the sun set, I seated myself in the stern of the boat, and we pushed out from the shore of Honduras, and were soon rising and falling on the broad swell of the Pacific. Cited from Captain Macklin,by Richard Harding Davis
  • Now, after we rounded Cape St. Lucas, we were caught in the long heavy swell of the Pacific Ocean, and it was only at intervals that my little boy and I could leave our stateroom. Cited from Vanished Arizona, by Martha Summerhayes
  • The boat, of course, rode like a duck, but we were fully exposed to the open sea; and the mighty swell of the Pacific, rolling in over those comparatively shallow grounds, sometimes looked dangerously like breaking. Cited from The Cruise of the Cachalot, by Frank T. Bullen
  • The traveler will find this fifty-hour ocean voyage thoroughly enjoyable; the sea is uniformly smooth, no greater motion than the long swell of the Pacific, and the boats are models of neatness and comfort. Cited from Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist, Lomax
  • The 'harbour' was a wall of coral, with the surf breaking upon it, but a large canoe showed the only accessible place, and this was exposed to the whole swell of the Pacific. Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • The sails fluttered out bellying full; and with a last, long shout, the ships glided out before the wind to the lazy swell of the Pacific for the discovery of new worlds. Cited from Vikings of the Pacific, by Agnes C. Laut
  • The sun had just gone down; it was getting dusky; the damp night wind was beginning to blow, and the heavy swell of the Pacific was setting in, and breaking in loud and high "combers" upon the beach. Cited from Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana
  • He turned to the deck-house, where the children were sound asleep, and where, in a few minutes, he, too, was sound asleep beside them, whilst all night long the brig rocked to the gentle swell of the Pacific, and the breeze blew, bringing with it the perfume of flowers. Cited from The Blue lagoon: A Romance by H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Mr. Gibney had made a splendid job of changing the vessel's name, and as she chugged lazily out of Panama Bay and lifted to the long ground-swell of the Pacific, it is doubtful if even her late Mexican commander would have recognized her. Cited from Captain Scraggs, by Peter B. Kyne
  • By March, the ships were off from the Sandwich Islands to the long swell of the Pacific, the slimy medusa lights covering the waters with a phosphorescent trail of fire all night, the rockweed and sea leek floating past by day telling their tale of some far land. Cited from Vikings of the Pacific, by Agnes C. Laut
  • The "Swanhilda" lifted and rolled slowly, majestically on the ground swell of the Pacific, the water hissing and boiling under her forefoot, her cordage vibrating and droning in the steady rush of the trade winds. Cited from The Octopus, by Frank Norris [A California Story]2