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P A R T X I .



AUTHORITIES BEARING ON THE MEANING AND APPLICATION OF THE TERM "COAST."



No. 861.

DEFINITIONS OF “COAST” IN LEADING DICTIONARIES.


Barclay (London, 1744) :
A shore or land, which lies near and is washed by the sea.

Bailey (London, 1764) :
The edge of the land next the sea, the sea-shore ; it is not used for the banks of less waters. 2. It seems to be used by Newton for side.

Ash (London, 1775 and 1795) :
The edge of the land next the sea, the shore ; the bank of any large river or water, the side of anything ; the part of the country within view.

Sheridan (London, 1780) :
The edge or margin of the land next the sea ; the shore.

Johnson (London, 1805) ; Walker (American, 1813; London, 1818) :
The edge or margin of the land next the sea ; the shore.

Johnson (London, 1818 and 1831 ; Philadelphia, 1818) :
The edge or margin of the land next the sea ; the shore. It is not used for the banks of less waters.

Webster (London, 1864) :
The edge, border or margin of a country bounded by the sea ; the shore. (The border or frontier of a country : Exod.).

Smyth (London, 1867) :
The sea-shore and the adjoining country, in fact, the sea front of the land.

Richardson (London, 1867) :
The side, the edge or margin, border, limit or boundary ; a district.


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Century Dictionary and Cycolopedia (New York, 1904) :
The side, edge or margin of the land next to the sea ; the sea-shore.

New English Dictionary (Oxford, 1914) :
The side or margin of the land next the sea, the sea-shore.

Webster's New International Dictionary (Springhill, Mass., 1915) :
The sea-shore, or land near it ; the seaboard or sea marge, that is, land immediately abutting the sea ; as they saw across the water the English coast.

Murray's Oxford Dictionary, 1891 :
4. a. The edge or margin of the land next to the sea.
c. The coasts is familiarly applied in different regions to specific littoral districts in, India especially, to the Coromandel coast.
5. The border, bound, or limit, of a country ; territory on or near a frontier or boundary, borderland.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 12th Edition, 1922 :
Coast : (from Lat. costa, a rib, side) the part of the land which meets the sa in a more or less regular form. The word is sometimes applied to the bank of a river or lake, and sometimes to a region (cf. Gold Coast, Coromandel Coast) which may include the hinterland.

[1927lab]



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