ebb tide


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ebb′ tide`


n.
the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.
[1830–40]

ebb tide

(ĕb)
The period between high tide and low tide, during which water flows away from the shore. Compare flood tide. See more at tide.
Translations
جَزِر
ebbelavvande
útfall, fjara
alçalma akıntısı

ebb tide

nEbbe f

ebb tide

nmarea discendente

ebb

(eb)
1. (of the tide) to go out from the land. The tide began to ebb.
2. to become less. His strength was ebbing fast.
ebb tide
the ebbing tide. They sailed on the ebb tide.
at a low ebb
in a poor or depressed state. She was at a low ebb after the operation.
on the ebb
ebbing or getting less. His power is on the ebb.
References in classic literature ?
I had pulled down as far as Greenwich with the ebb tide, and had turned with the tide.
was floating down the broad Ugambi with ebb tide and current.
Here they experienced considerable difficulty in making an entrance against the combined current and ebb tide, but by taking advantage of eddies close in to shore they came about dusk to a point nearly opposite the spot where they had left the pack asleep.
But I should say that if he turns up anywhere, he'll come ashore somewhere about Grinidge to-morrow, at ebb tide, eh, mate?
The leaded windows were bright and speckless, and the door-stone was as clean as a white boulder at ebb tide.
So great was it that I thought it must be a mighty gulf until the mass of driftwood that came out upon the first ebb tide convinced me that it was the mouth of a river.
Notwithstanding that its walls were blotched, as if missionary maps were bursting out of them to impart geographical knowledge; notwithstanding that its weird furniture was forlornly faded and musty, and that the prevailing Venetian odour of bilge water and an ebb tide on a weedy shore was very strong; the place was better within, than it promised.
Bramble argues that this was a critical period for the labour movement, during which it moved through three stages: flood tide, stand-off, and ebb tide.
Tom Bramble, Trade Unionism in Australia: A History from Flood to Ebb Tide, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, 2008.
But since he wrote of heroes, he did not investigate the clothing of politicians at ebb tide.
It has taken 17 months of the ebb tide to strand a traditional fraudster, albeit the perpetrator of the biggest fraud ever, parting his victims from their wealth - and their clients' wealth - by purporting to possess some secret Midas touch.
Don Coe of Northumbria Water fished the ebb tide from Hendon prom taking double shots of coley to 2lb and cod to 3lb on cocktails of worm and crab.