According to Sebastian Junger in The
Perfect Storm, in the United States it is defined as: "more that three miles
from shore"; what phrase is it?
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the high seas
According to the Concise Oxford
Dictionary, the high seas are the "open seas not within anyone's
According to Brewer's
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: "The sea up to three miles out from the coast
belongs to the country and is called territorial waters. High seas, like
high-ways, means 'for public use.' In both cases the word high means chief [or]
[But isn't there a 250 mile
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