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  • One of them closed upon his fingers at low-tide, and then the flood-tide came in and drowned him.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • Reaching out in advance of the pack, it clove through the water till on either side there formed a bore like that of a quick flood-tide in an inland passage.

    CHAPTER 25

  • "He understands better than any speaker of his years … how to quicken slow blood, kindle light in dull eyes, and bring the flood-tide of enthusiasm sweeping into all creeks and inlets of the spirit."

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  • Here accordingly the flood-tide — for this tide often retreats from the land and bursts back again over the beach coming on with a rush and roar — thrust them suddenly on to the innermost shore, and but little of the keel was left in the water.

    The Argonautica

  • When it recently opened a lounge called Club Shanghai, the five-star Regent Hotel in Kowloon gave further proof that treaty-port chic may become the flood-tide fashion in Hong Kong.

    The Coming Of Mao Zedong Chic

  • A flood-tide of filth is engulfing our country in the form of newsstand obscenity.

    Boing Boing: July 30, 2006 - August 5, 2006 Archives

  • Will enjoy the sunset, the pouring in of the flood-tide, the falling back to the sea of the ebb-tide.

    Traveling

  • I was listening so attentively to this speech that I did not notice the flight of Ascyltos, and while I was pacing the gardens, engulfed in this flood-tide of rhetoric, a large crowd of students came out upon the portico, having, it would seem, just listened to an extemporaneous declamation, of I know not whom, the speaker of which had taken exceptions to the speech of Agamemnon.

    Satyricon

  • It was naturally at the East-end, in London proper, that the flood-tide, as it were, of tavern life set in, among the seafarers, in the heart of industrial activity; and the anecdotes and glimpses which we enjoy show, just what might have been guessed, that these houses often became scenes of riotous excess and debauch.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • With the wind easterly, the highest sea prevailed in Knollsea Bay from the slackening of flood-tide to the first hour of ebb.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

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  • "Flood-tide below me! I watch you face to face;" Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, 1

    January 4, 2008