backrush

back·rush

 (băk′rŭsh′)
n.
The seaward return of water after the landward motion of a wave. Also called backwash.

backrush

(ˈbækˌrʌʃ)
n
another name for backwash1
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As he sat on the steps of the landing-stage ruminating he grew conscious of the tall, dark streak of a sail coming silently down the shining river, and sprang to his feet with such a backrush of feeling that he almost wept.