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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The receding or outgoing tide; the period between high water and the succeeding low water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The period between high tide and the next low tide in which the sea is receding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The reflux of tide water; the retiring tide; -- opposed to flood tide.


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