from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The reflux of tide-water; the retiring tide.


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The ebb-tide sucks at the piles with its cold and slimy lips;

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  • 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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