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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEACH

The sea is sleeping sapphire that wakes to cream and crash upon the beach.

They were left on the beach without any guard, or any one near them.

The children were lingering on the beach when Edward came that day.

The children gathered round the curious object on the beach.

There are no horses on this beach, and we cannot walk to Granada in our state.

Nelson, at the head of a few of his seamen, leaped upon the beach.

He was fortunate enough to find a boat on the beach, and got instantly to his ship.

Here the canoe was driven upon the beach, and the whole party landed.

Her disposition was more fully disclosed as they drew away from the beach.

This was one of the prettiest sights from the beach at "The Runs."

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "loose, water-worn pebbles of the seashore," probably from Old English bæce, bece "stream," from Proto-Germanic *bakiz. Extended to loose, pebbly shores (1590s), and in dialect around Sussex and Kent beach still has the meaning "pebbles worn by the waves." French grève shows the same evolution. Beach ball first recorded 1940; beach bum first recorded 1950.

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