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- n. the state of the tide when the water is at its highest
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the tide when the water is highest; high tide.
- n. Water at its highest level, as in a river during a flood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tide when the water is highest
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She remembers being teased about her "highwater" pants as a kid, but she just can't accept her son's argument that without $100 sneakers, he might be bullied for having uncool shoes.
"Here's where we can play real Robinson Crusoe," Billy cried, as they crossed the hard sand from highwater mark to the edge of the water.
White Fang (1906) and Before Adam (1907) together constitute the highwater mark of London's blatant use of evolutionary concepts in two tawdry pieces of naturalistic fiction.
"Come hell or highwater, I was coming today," she said.
Also the streams in Idaho are all considered public to the highwater line, as far as I know.
I find a good general rule of thumb in trying anything new with my kids – from discipline to setting up a tooth brushing habit to getting into a homework routine – it takes at least 2 weeks of come-hell-or-highwater slavish consistency * without any deviation at all*.
I agree that 2008 may have been the highwater mark of Pennsylvania's swing left, but that remains to be seen.
Looking back today, I can see that this missive represented a highwater mark for north-east football.
The way things look now the April royal wedding in the House of Windsor might well be the 2011 highwater mark for Britons and their economy.
All I did was make fun of stupid stuff like silly socks and bad haircuts and highwater pants.