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High Seas

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All the sea which is not the property of a particular country. The sea three miles out belongs to the adjacent coast, and is called mare clausum. High-seas, like high-ways, means for the public use. In both cases the word high means “chief,” “principal.” (Latin, allum, “the main sea;” allus, “high.”)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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High Days = festivals
High Falutin or Hifaluten
High Hand
High Heels and Low Heels
High Horse
High Jinks
High Life
High Places
High Ropes
High Seas
High Tea (A)
High Words
Highgate
Highland Bail
Highland Mary
Highlands of Scotland (The)
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