July 22nd, 2019

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Word of the Day 07/22/19 Thalassic

Thalassic (adjective)
thalassic [ thuh-las-ik ]


adjective
1. of or relating to seas and oceans.
2. of or relating to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies.
3. growing, living, or found in the sea; marine.

RELATED WORDS
abyssal, aquatic, coastal, maritime, nautical, naval, navigational, oceanic, pelagic, sea, seafaring, seashore, shore, deep-sea, hydrographic, littoral, natatorial, Neptunian, oceangoing, oceanographic

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Origin: EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THALASSIC
The thalassic peoples here in the Equatorial Zone are fairly good empirical, teaspoon-measure, chemists.
ULLER UPRISING|HENRY BEAM PIPER, JOHN D. CLARK AND JOHN F. CARR

It progresses most rapidly where the knowledge of outlying or remote lands travels fastest, as along rivers and thalassic coasts.
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT|ELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE

Thalassic, tha-las'ik, adj. pertaining to the smaller seas—opp.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)|VARIOUS

They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and propellants.
ULLR UPRISING|HENRY BEAM PIPER

They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and catastrophite, and propellants.
ULLER UPRISING|HENRY BEAM PIPER, JOHN D. CLARK AND JOHN F. CARR

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