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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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A definition of felonies on the high seas is evidently requisite.
Yet Rattray's visit left its own mark on my mind; and long after he was gone I lay puzzling over the connection between a young Lancastrian, of good name, of ancient property, of great personal charm, and a crime of unparalleled atrocity committed in cold blood on the high seas.
But you must understand that, in pursuing you over the high seas of the Pacific, the Abraham Lincoln believed itself to be chasing some powerful sea-monster, of which it was necessary to rid the ocean at any price.
This, at such an hour of the night, surprised me greatly; but I was too ignorant to draw the true conclusion -- that we were going north-about round Scotland, and were now on the high sea between the Orkney and Shetland Islands, having avoided the dangerous currents of the Pentland Firth.
So, speeding homeward from that traitor, he made ready his boat, and with his wife and three sons and two daughters and Havelok, they set sail upon the high sea, fleeing for their lives.
In the morning I would gather some provisions in the dingey, and after setting fire to the pyre before me, push out into the desolation of the high sea once more.
Mutiny on the high sea may have been common a hundred years ago, but in this good year 1888 it is the least likely of happenings.
28 (ANI): Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has alleged that President Abdulla Yameen went against the sanctions imposed by the United Nations and allowed the ships to transfer cargo to North Korean ships on the high seas.
The fifth day will be on the high seas again, and then the cruise will head back to Manila on the sixth day.
Our participation at the world's biggest SAR drill and our continuous presence on the high seas of the world demonstrate the might and strength of our dear country," asserted Commodore Reza Ghorbani, in charge of the flotilla.
During the 14th Regular Session of the WCPFC ending late last week, the Philippines negotiated for the access to the high seas pocket 1 which is set to expire this year.
China's high-sea drills have increased in frequency from four times a year to several times a month currently, which has tested the air force's combat capabilities on the high seas, Shen said.