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- n. Plural form of tidal wave.
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But taken together, as Memphis-Misraïm, they were a power to be reckoned with, and their influence spread like tidal waves through the occult underground of Europe.
The sky went dark, every barograph in the world winced, the sun appeared eerily filtered—looking green, then later blue—and thirty-six thousand people were killed, mainly by tidal waves hitting the coasts of Sumatra and Java.
In crowded places like this, it was dangerous for her to widen her sensory range too far because she could quickly become overwhelmed by the constant tidal waves of neurobabble and psychic background noise issuing from everyone’s minds-not that it put her in any physical danger; it simply was likely to distract her, and she couldn’t allow herself to be distracted tonight.