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  • n. Plural form of springtide.


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  • The mean tidal range also varies, but is in the vicinity of .34 m, the level found in Cuba, where springtides reach up to .90 m.

    Greater Antilles mangroves

  • At the island of S. Maria (about thirty miles distant) the elevation was greater; on one part, Captain Fitz Roy found beds of putrid mussel-shells still adhering to the rocks, ten feet above high-water mark: the inhabitants had formerly dived at lower-water springtides for these shells.

    Chapter XIV

  • Well for us that the horrible noises of that day are silent now; well for the world that that place of bloodshed and horror has grown green again; better for us and for the world if those cries had never been heard, and that quiet place had never received a stain that centuries of green succeeding springtides can never wash away.

    Christopher Columbus

  • There is nothing in which we fancy ourselves so original as in our terms of endearment, nothing in which we are so like all the world; for, alas! there is no euphuism of affection which lovers have not prattled together in springtides long before the

    Prose Fancies

  • They are dreaming of their ancient springtides, when they edited magazines or played "Hamlet."

    Without Prejudice

  • 'I have not now, of a long time, found such high springtides as formerly.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • Writing from Aberdeen to Lady Boyd, he says: 'I have not now, of a long time, found such high springtides as formerly.

    Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents

  • However, since the catastrophe two successive springtides had softened the ground, and in a corner of the trapezium, behind an enormous stone that was becoming tinted with the green of moss, and beneath which were haunts of woodlice, millepeds, and other insects, a little patch of grass had grown in the shadow.

    The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

  • “The exceeding riches of His grace”! can never recall Paul’s conception of grace without thinking of broad, full rivers when the snows have melted on the heights, of brimming springtides, and of overwhelming and submerging floods.

    The Passion for Souls

  • "` The second way of making salt from sea-water is precisely the same as that I have described -- except that, instead of these artificial pools, the evaporation takes place in broad tracts of country over which the sea has spread in time of high springtides.

    The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness


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