Usage examples for briny

  1. Just at this time a shoal of jolly porpoises came rolling and tumbling by, turning up their sleek sides to the sun, and spouting up the briny element in sparkling showers. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  2. As night spreads its shadows over the briny scene, and the steaming craft surges onward over rolling swells, this delicate girl may be seen emerging from her cabin confines, leaning on Franconia's arm as she approaches the promenade deck. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  3. While, sparkling on the silver waves, The tenants of the briny caves Around the pomp in eddies play, And gleam along the watery way. – The Odes of Anacreon by Thomas Moore
  4. Yes, Madras is an important seaport; yet it is a fact that, except to men whose business is with the sea, Madras is much less like a seaside town than it was in its earlier years, and many of the people who live there seldom see the briny ocean- even though they may sometimes be reminded of its nearness when in the stillness of the night they hear 'The league- long breakers thundering on the shore. – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  5. Up aloft amid the rigging, as we sail the waters blue, Whilst we cross the briny ocean, we will always think of you; We will leave you our best wishes as we leave this rocky shore; We are bound for Merrie England, to return to you no more! – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  6. Facing the briny wind on a lonely shore they stand undaunted, While the thin blue pennant of smoke from the square- built chimney Tells of a haven for man, with room for a hearth and a cradle. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  7. Bound in your briny bed and gnawing earth With foamy writhing and fierce- panted tides, You are as Fate in torment of a dearth Of black disaster and destruction's strides. – Sea Poems by Cale Young Rice
  8. This verse, for instance, is replete with the briny breath of the northern main. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  9. At the same time a wooden can, full of the briny liquor in which the beef had been cooked, was placed, warm and thickened with a little meal, before each person by way of broth. – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  10. And then a tear, an absolute and true drop of briny moisture, stood in the eye of that old experienced lawyer. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  11. These he caused to be dipped in the stream, in order to take off the briny taste, and was greatly surprised to find them emit a fine fragrance. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  12. And when he did nothing, but gazed in dreary reverie out of the window of his cell, there, just below, and not very far away, he could see the villa where they had dwelt together and where he had done the deed, with a glimmer of the sea, a shining grey streak; and in fancy he could smell the briny scent, as in the days when he had spent hour after hour, with his feet on the balustrade- the hours which, as they crept on, though he knew it not, were bringing inevitable doom on them both, every moment nearer. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus