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    For half a mile from the shore it was one mass of white breakers, which, with the wind, made such a din that we could hardly hear ourselves speak.... This was the stormiest sea that we witnessed,—more tumultuous, my companion affirmed, than the rapids of Niagara, and, of course, on a far greater scale. It was the ocean in a gale, a clear, cold day, with only one sail in sight, which labored much, as if it were anxiously seeking a harbor.... It was the roaring sea, thalassa exeessa.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I would say it was the coffin of a midget
    Or a square baby
    Were there not such a din in it.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.
    Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)