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  • noun Plural form of springtide.

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Examples

  • 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 and the New World of His Discovery — Complete

  • 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 and the New World of His Discovery — Volume 5

  • 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

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