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  • Across an eddy just outside the entrance, and in and through and over a boiling tide-rip, the boat fought its way to the mirrored calm of the lagoon.

    THE HOUSE OF MAPUHI

  • But sharks were sharks, and he had known of more than one good swimmer drowned in a tide-rip.

    Chapter 13

  • To make it worse, the wind howled up San Pablo Bay for fifteen miles and drove in a tremendous sea upon the tide-rip.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • And where such immense bodies of water, flowing swiftly, clashed together, a terrible tide-rip was produced.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • I was beaten and buffeted, smashed under by the great San Pablo whitecaps, and strangled by the hollow tide-rip waves which flung themselves into my eyes, nose, and mouth.

    DEMETRIOS CONTOS

  • The broad expanse of water between the Leopard and the cape showed far more white than green; and inshore, where there had been smooth water not half an hour ago, there was the ugly appearance of a tide-rip, a long narrow stretch of pure white that raced eastwards from the headland and that must grow longer, broader, and fiercer by far as the tide reached its full flow.

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  • The broad expanse of water between the Leopard and the cape showed far more white than green; and inshore, where there had been smooth water not half an hour ago, there was the ugly appearance of a tide-rip, a long narrow stretch of pure white that raced eastwards from the headland and that must grow longer, broader, and fiercer by far as the tide reached its full flow.

    Heavy Weather

  • “Mombang” and the network of islands behind it, opens the gape of the Malela River, a short cut to French Point, found useful when a dangerous tide-rip is caused by the strong sea-breeze meeting the violent current of the Thalweg.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • At last he was stemming the strong tide-rip off Brimstone Point.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

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