Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A current in a channel caused by the alternation of the level of the water during the passage of the tide-wave.

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Examples

  • I hesitated to enter this passage, fearing that the slightest change in the tide-current might close it, but ventured nevertheless, judging that the dangers ahead might not be greater than those I had already passed.

    Travels in Alaska

  • A berg suddenly going to pieces is a grand sight, especially when the water is calm and no motion is visible save perchance the slow drift of the tide-current.

    Travels in Alaska

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