Arm of the sea

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ARM OF THE SEA. Lord Coke defines an arm of the sea to be where the sea or tide flows or reflows. Constable's Case, 5 Co. 107. This term includes bays, roads, creeks, coves, ports, and rivers where the water flows and reflows, whether it be salt or fresh. Ang. Tide Wat. 61. Vide Creek; Haven; Navigable; Port; Reliction; River; Road.

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We landed at a small port-town called Xamoschi, situated on the south-east part of Japan; the town lies on the western point, where there is a narrow strait leading northward into along arm of the sea, upon the north-west part of which, Yedo, the metropolis, stands.
Once Granet paused to look down at the long arm of the sea on his left.
The Golden Horn is a narrow arm of the sea, which branches from the Bosporus (a sort of broad river which connects the Marmora and Black Seas,) and, curving around, divides the city in the middle.
I remember thinking how comfortable it was, this division of labour which made it unnecessary for me to study fogs, winds, tides, and navigation, in order to visit my friend who lived across an arm of the sea.
Bu in this case, independently of the insignificance of such a agency, good reasons can be assigned for believing that thi valley was formerly occupied by an arm of the sea.
The Iloilo River while so named is an estuary or an arm of the sea where freshwater and seawater mix.
Some of the most amazing sights in Norway revolve around fjords (long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion--dictionary.
The Pwllheli arm of the Sea Cadets are at risk of going under
the Hudson is actually an estuary, an arm of the sea, its surface raised and lowered by the tide twice a day.
Our four-hour flight set down on a gravel runway alongside the Sondre Stromfjord, a long arm of the sea slicing deeply into Greenland's West Coast.
When in an arm of the sea that separates these two islands.