Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The reflux of tide-water; the retiring tide.
“And not all undefended, for out through the Golden Gate moved the Energon, a tiny toy of white, rolling like a straw in the stiff sea on the bar where a strong ebb-tide ran in the teeth of the summer sea-breeze.”
“The strong ebb-tide, racing down the Straits in the teeth of the wind, caused an unusually heavy and spiteful sea, which dashed aboard continually.”
“He depended upon the brisk sea breeze and the strong ebb-tide, which together kicked up a nasty sea, to bring me to grief.”
“During an ebb-tide shift, the water's moving a mile every 12 to 15 minutes," he explained.”
“News at Eleven: It is fairly safe to say that this kind of English poetry, with its unique diction and ebb-tide, will never be written again by Indian men.”
“Will enjoy the sunset, the pouring in of the flood-tide, the falling back to the sea of the ebb-tide.”
“It is all ebb-tide within, and I fear to question my heart.”
“In the course of the ascent to the top (which is by an easy staircase), the inclination is not very apparent; but, at the summit, it becomes so, and gives one the sensation of being in a ship that has heeled over, through the action of an ebb-tide.”
“The ebb-tide sucks at the piles with its cold and slimy lips;”
“Will enjoy the sunset, the pouring-in of the flood-tide, the falling-back to the sea of the ebb-tide.”
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