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  • adj. Swung by the tide when at anchor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swung by the tide when at anchor; -- opposed to wind-rode.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nautical, swinging by the force of the tide when at anchor; riding at anchor with head to tide and not to wind. See wind-rode.


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  • The ship that had been lying tide-rode swung to a heavier puff; and suddenly the slack of the chain cable between the windlass and the hawse-pipe clinked, slipped forward an inch, and rose gently off the deck with a startling suggestion as of unsuspected life that had been lurking stealthily in the iron.

    The Nigger of the Narcissus

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