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inshore (comparative more inshore, superlative most inshore)

  1. Close to (especially in sight of) a shore.
    • 1875, William Henley, Notes on the Firth:
      The sunset's roses faint and fain decline.
      Inshore the still sea shimmers scale on scale,
      Like an enormous coat of magic mail —
      Sheet silver shot with tremulous opaline.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 3, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
  2. (of a wind) Blowing from the sea to the land.



inshore (comparative more inshore, superlative most inshore)

  1. Near the shore
  2. Towards the shore


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