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  • The restaurant has a beautiful ocean view. You can almost always see breaking waves, and distant whitecaps. On a good day, you can see pelicans and whale plumes.
  • …me to sleep as I lay in my bed
    then wake me with a force
    That I soon came to dread.
    Her fables, her lies, her misleading eyes,
    I’d drain her dry
    If I cared enough to.
    I used to love the ocean,
    Everything about her.
    Her coral reefs, her whitecaps, her roaring waves, the
    rocks they lap, her pirate legends and mermaid tails,
    treasures lost and treasures held.
    And ALL
    Of her fish
    In the sea.
    Well, if you’ve ever tried navigating your sailboat
    through her stormy seas, you…
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Her spirits bobbed like the whitecaps in the harbor as the boat pulled away from the black hull of the Dolphin.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Men with binoculars had them trained toward the whitecaps, and everyone was tense.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay

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  • The sea glides along far below, spattered with the countless chevrons of whitecaps.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The ledge I’m standing on is starting to crumble, to flake away and tumble down, down, down—thousands of feet below me, into the ocean, which is whipping and snapping so hard it looks like one gigantic, frothing stew, all whitecaps and surging water.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It was already drizzling slightly, the sky was overcast and foreboding, and tiny whitecaps were forming on the river surface.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The sea outside was a raucous blue, dusted with tiny whitecaps.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The whitecaps rolled in beneath dark, lowering clouds.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • What had happened was an ocean sky, with whitecap clouds.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • Boiling waves crashed into the narrow channel, their whitecaps glowing in the darkness, their hungry roars reaching her ears.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The water by this time was a chaos of whitecaps that threatened to swamp and capsize his tiny craft.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Though search planes generally flew at just one thousand feet, even from that height, a raft could easily be mistaken for a whitecap or a glint of light.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • No whitecaps.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • When they reached the weathered boardwalk that covered the beach, Roran halted and stared out at the ocean, which was gray from low clouds and dotted with whitecaps from erratic wind.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • As we crossed the bridge, the water of Lake Pontchar-train reflected the sky’s gray tone, with whitecaps on its disturbed surface.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • A gull patrolling between the wave crests of the desolate sea will dip to catch a fish, and douse his wings; no higher above the whitecaps Hermes flew until the distant island lay ahead, then rising shoreward from the violet ocean he stepped up to the cave.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The wind was still blowing outside up the lake and we could see the tops of the whitecaps going away from us and up the lake.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • In the first ones he looked happy, with his sport shirt which looked like a hospital jacket and his snowy mane, in an October Caribbean filled with whitecaps.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Great fish beneath him gamboled from every quarter of the deep, aware their lord rode overhead; in laughter whitecaps parted, and the team full tilt airily drew unwetted the axle-tree; with leap on leap they bore him toward the beachhead.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The sun was barely visible aft, the sky leaden, the sea black except for the splash of whitecaps.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • His vista of the sea was a wide and windy one; his gardens were planted with low azalea hedges, camellias, starina roses, and espaliered boxwoods, all framed by the whitecaps on the shuffling waters and the annealed gray of the beach stones.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The water had taken on the color of iron, like the hull of an old battleship, and she could see tiny whitecaps stretching to the horizon.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • The illusion that they were gazing at a great green sea was nearly perfect, down to the wind-ruffled shimmers of stalks looking like whitecaps far from shore.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She saw tiny whitecaps—which meant rocks beneath the rippling water.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The ocean was gray and dotted with whitecaps and the sails of merchant ships.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Victarion missed the grey-green waters of home, with their whitecaps and surges.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • What was the matter with his life all these years, that it had stood in anxious whitecaps?
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • I seem to see old Colgate’s face beneath an occasional whitecap.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Soon, they were underway in the wind, gulls maneuvered around them, and whitecaps appeared in the water.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The sea had turned a dull leaden grey and grown rougher, and was now tossing foaming whitecaps to the sky.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Its blue had darkened and changed, and here and there at the edge of things could be seen a little whitecap.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • When last I passed this way, I saw every rock and tree and whitecap, and watched the grey gulls flying in our wake.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • To the north, past the docks and warehouses, was Leona Lake, a vast expanse of water dotted with the occasional whitecap.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • It was whitecaps all the way to the horizon, and you just stood there holding me, trying to convince me to get back in the car.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The Pamlico River was nearly a mile wide and flowed angrily, the currents rippling to form tiny whitecaps as they rushed downstream.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • His eyes were flinty too, black and sharp, but the years and the salt winds had turned his hair the grey of a winter sea, flecked with whitecaps.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The days were not bad so long as the sun was shining, but the nights were growing colder and sometimes the wind would come gusting across the bay, driving a line of whitecaps before it, and before long Davos would be soaked and shivering.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • When I was little, these men, these Whitecaps, come riding down through the flats where we lived, looking for somebody they wanted.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • …it fast with stays
    and with braided rawhide halyards hauled the white sail high.
    Suddenly wind hit full and the canvas bellied out
    and a dark blue wave, foaming up at the bow,
    sang out loud and strong as the ship made way,
    skimming the whitecaps, cutting toward her goal.
    All running gear secure in the swift black craft,
    they set up bowls and brimmed them high with wine
    and poured libations out to the everlasting gods
    who never die—to Athena first of all,
    the daughter of Zeus…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It was blue and peaceful, and a good breeze churned it up, making lines of whitecaps.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • The whitecaps grew into high, breaking waves.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The sea, still rolling at about eight feet, was a gray, crinkled surface dotted with whitecaps.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • A whitecap foamed above it and broke across in a snow-white smother.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Whitecaps slapped into the fissures, a sensation that Louie compared to having alcohol poured onto a wound.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • His hair was still black as a midnight sea, with never a whitecap to be seen, and his face was still smooth and pale beneath his neat dark beard.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Time and again and countless times we watched the boat luff into the big whitecaps, lose headway, and be flung back like a cork.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • The waves made refractive lines that seemed to hold more than the light, and the whitecaps speckling its windy surface bloomed like flowers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Again, whitecaps repeatedly washed over the raft and spoiled the patches, and everything had to be redone.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He had collected some two pints of water when a whitecap cracked into the raft, crested over, and slopped into the canvas, spoiling the water.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
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