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From: akt@attglobal.net
Subject: (whorl) An O, Wow moment
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 23:37:20 

Dan Schmidt asked re Seawrack:

> Is this a common word?  It appears to be a synonym for seaweed, but I
> don't remember encountering it before.  I ask because I'm currently
> reading through ULYSSES and found it at the beginning of chapter 3:
>   Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more,
>   thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read,
>   seaspawn and seawrack, the nearing tide, that rusty boot.

So I looked in the OED and here is the earliest citation pasted in,

1551 Turner Herbal i. K iv, Alga..is commonly called in englyshe see

O, Wow,

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