American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See bore3.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See eager.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the
bore. See bore.
- n. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
- From Old English eágor ("water, sea") (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Friday The 13th was the nail in the coffin - the movie was so eagre to both reinvent itself and cater to fans at the same time that it completely forgot to remind us why Jason is such a horror badass.”
“Agar (the Humber eagre), and this year each fond father dreads lest his daughter will be chosen for the victim.”
“Then we are caught into the primal beauty of earth, and life flows in upon us like an eagre.”
“As we met the roaring eagre we felt the engine leap, as Schwartz's hesitation left him and he opened the throttle.”
“_ 'But like an _eagre_ rode in triumph o'er the tide.”
“A large wave like an eagre, diverging from its bow, was extending to either bank, swamping the tules and threatening to submerge the lower levees.”
“He's eagre, and she's mustard; and they'll none mix ill -- but they'll set folks 'throats a-fire as meddles wi' 'em.”
“Eagre is the old English word for vinegar, which is just "wine-eagre.”
“[Footnote 90: 'An eagre:' a tide swelling above another tide -- observed on the River Trent.] [Footnote 91: 'Short and Hobbes:' two physicians who attended on the king.] [Footnote 92: 'King:' King David.] [Footnote 93: 'The prophet:' Elijah.] *****”
“But like an eagre  rode in triumph o'er the tide.”
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In the water. See also waves-and-waveforms.
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