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(Se-wrak,) Sey-wrak, n. Also: sea- and -wraik, -wrack. [e.m.E. see-wrak seaweed (1551); Se n.1 and Wrak n.] Wreckage from the sea or the right to gather this. Also pl.Terras de Terbert cum manerio, molendino et lie sey-wrakis earundem; 1548 Reg. Great S. 61/1.
Schipwraik and seawraik to quhome it sall appertene; Bisset II 213/23.
There is guilt in … seasing upon other folks goods sometimes under pretext of escheats, as admirals doe upon sea wrack, and such like; Durham Commandments (1675) 246.

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