The seabirds mewled and swooned, unnerved, it seemed, by the spectacle of the vast bowl of water, bulging like a blister, lead-blue and malignantly agleam.
Banville, John (2005). The sea, p. 3
The sea which lies before as I write glows rather than sparkles in the bland May sunshine.
Murdoch, Idris (1978). The sea, The Sea, p. 1
The sea washes away all the ills of men