from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tide which occurs at or soon after the new and full moon, and rises higher than common tides, the ebb sinking correspondingly lower.
  • n. Hence Figuratively, any great flood or influx.


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  • The regulations also ban lead shot being used to kill any birds below the coastal spring-tide high-water mark or in specified wetlands.

    Law banning use of lead shot in duck hunts ignored

  • This turf graciously invites me to seek my brother Cyclopes for revel in the spring-tide.

    The Cyclops

  • We reflect this day on the essence of intimacy, from its origins in the spring-tide of youth to an afterward secured in distant mist – in awe for the reason and to what end it endures.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • It was a high spring-tide, as evening floods are always there.

    Westward Ho!

  • That spring-tide, amidst of April, she followed the witch-wife down to the Sending Boat for the third time; and there went everything as erst, and she deemed now that the lesson was well learned, and that she was well-nigh as wise as the witch herself therein.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Now was the winter gone and the spring-tide come again, and with the blossoming of the earth blossomed Birdalone also.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • For though wed to a maiden in spring-tide youthfully budding,

    Poems and Fragments

  • Fitzpiers was at the spring-tide of a sentiment that Grace was a necessity of his existence.

    The Woodlanders

  • For this is a safer time of year than the flourish of the spring-tide, when the impulse of young warmth awaking was suddenly smitten by the bleak east wind, and cowslip and cuckoo-flower and speedwell got their bright lips browned with cold.


  • The canal is not continued quite through, merely because every spring-tide would throw up just such a sand-bank as now exists.

    The Malay Archipelago


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