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  • n. Plural form of neap.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of neap.

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Examples

  • Let's hope he pushes to the front for his Haggis, neaps, tatties and whisky.

    Archive 2007-01-21

  • Gaboon is a swift strong thing, and irregular, and has a rise of eight feet at the springs, two-and-a-half at the neaps.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Or it might flow in slowly during spring tides and not at all during neaps.

    Cracking the Tidal Code

  • Tidal current lag is usually greater during spring tides and smaller during neaps.

    Cracking the Tidal Code

  • The last of the flood, two days after the lowest neaps, and wind north by east; the current should be less than a knot and the eddy off Mengam non-existent.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • She must have entered the Otzumer Ee at high-water for shelter from the gale: a neat bit of work for a vessel of her size, as Davies says she draws nine-foot-ten, and there can't be more than twelve on the bar at high-water neaps.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • A sea-bred boy would not have stayed a day on Earraid; which is only what they call a tidal islet; and except in the bottom of the neaps, can be entered and left twice in every twenty-four hours, either dry-shod, or at the most by wading.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • A sea-bred boy would not have stayed a day on Earraid, which is only what they call a tidal islet, and, except, in the bottom of the neaps, can be entered and left twice in every twenty-four hours, either dry-shod, or, at the most, by wading.

    The Ontario High School Reader

  • To build a tower on a sea rock, eleven miles from shore, and barely uncovered at low water of neaps, appeared a fascinating enterprise.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The height from high to low water of spring tides is approximately double that of neap tides, while the maximum height to which spring tides rise is about 33 per cent. more than neaps, taking mean low water of spring tides as the datum.

    The Sewerage of Sea Coast Towns

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