sea fret

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sea fret (plural sea frets)

  1. (Britain) A fog that comes from the sea.
    • 1993, John Banville, Ghosts
      A sea-fret had blurred the far dunes and clouds of wood-smoke were piling up from the horizon, and as we watched, two thick, butter-coloured pillars of sunlight stepped slowly over the far, unmoving waves; sometimes even Dame Nature overdoes her effects.
    • 2007, Pat Barker, Border Crossing: A Novel:
      When, finally, he left the pub, he discovered that a sea fret had blown in across the island, and the sand dunes were half hidden in drifting veils of vapour.