Sea-puss meaning

Alternative form of sea puss.
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  • A strong seaward current, a riptide or undertow, especially as results when a sandbar formed by waves suddenly gives way, and which is dangerous to swimmers.
  • A dangerous longshore current; a rip current caused by return flow.
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A channel through which a seaward current flows:
  • The (flowing) channel which results when a cut is deliberately made by humans in a barrier beach which separates a bay from an ocean, so as to control the water level in the bay (which affects water mills) and its salinity (which affects shellfish).
  • The submerged channel or inlet through a bar caused (naturally) by a longshore rip current.
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Alternative form of sea-purse.
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Origin of sea-puss

  • From Quiripi (Unquachog) seépus (“river”), cognate to Abenaki sibo (“river”), sibos (“brook, little river”).

    From Wiktionary