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 n.  chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water
Classic Sentence:
1  On one side was a coral reef; on the other a low tongue of land, covered with mangrove thickets that grew out into the water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
2  Outside the harbour on this side there rises for about half a mile a great reef, the sharp edge of which runs straight out from behind the south lighthouse.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
3  He implores the expanse, the waves, the seaweed, the reef; they are deaf.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
4  Three ships the south wind catches and hurls on hidden rocks, rocks amid the waves which Italians call the Altars, a vast reef banking the sea.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIRST
5  We reefed the fore-sail and set him, and hauled aft the fore-sheet; the helm was hard a-weather.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
6  But Melanie reefed up her top hoop a little higher to hide her thickening figure and the wounded invaded the brick house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  when Orion rising on us through the cloudrack with sudden surf bore us on blind shoals, and scattered us afar with his boisterous gales and whelming brine over waves and trackless reefs.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIRST
8  Next we graze the high reefs and jutting rocks of Pachynus; and far off appears Camarina, forbidden for ever by oracles to move, and the Geloan plains, and vast Gela named after its river.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
Example Sentence:
1  The crevice passage twisted into this reef, curved directly to the north heel, and ran along the base of the rock.
2  Beyond the coral reef the open sea is dark blue.
3  Our ship was able to haul up just before it hit the submerged reef.
4  Seeing over a thousand species of fish is part of the fascination of the reef.
5  Up-stream boats didn't generly come close to us; they go out and follow the bars and hunt for easy water under the reefs; but nights like this they bull right up the channel against the whole river.
6  It is reported that the coral reefs are being destroyed.
7  Human life,like flood water and do not hear of islands and reefs,it is difficult to create beautiful waves.
8  Oil spills are having a devastating effect on coral reefs in the ocean.
9  China is building new harbors and airstrips on various reefs and atolls in the Spratly Islands -- facilities that, Beijing confirms, will be used for military as well as civil purposes.