ebb tide


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ebb′ tide`


n.
the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.
[1830–40]
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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.
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Translations
جَزِر
ebbelavvande
útfall, fjara
alçalma akıntısı

ebb tide

nEbbe f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ebb tide

nmarea discendente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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 west wind had strengthened and was whitecapping the strong ebb tide. The boat drove merrily along.
The leaded windows were bright and speckless, and the door-stone was as clean as a white boulder at ebb tide. On the door-stone stood a clean old woman, in a dark-striped linen gown, a red kerchief, and a linen cap, talking to some speckled fowls which appeared to have been drawn towards her by an illusory expectation of cold potatoes or barley.
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.
Surely it must be possible to construct turbines which are sited on the seabed close to harbours or river estuaries in such a way that the turbine blades will be rotated in a clockwise direction during flood tide and an anti-clockwise direction during ebb tide, or vice versa, with little risk of damage?
The water level pauses when the bay temporarily stops filling with water, and then drops as water leaves the bay during ebb tide. This cycle occurs roughly twice each day along the U.S.
And, in retrospect, true integration of the educational system was an urgent task for blacks in 1954, because there was a great tide of prosperity flowing then, into which education might help them dip and a contrary ebb tide, a great redistribution upwards rather than downwards, coming in 1980.
HEAVY rain and a wind that blasted in for the ebb tide part of the match tested the line-up for the first round of the 2018 East Region WFSA Shore League held at Aberthaw and Boverton.
The dolphins freely leave to open waters and return to Marsa Seifein and need no assistance in swimming into deeper waters during the ebb tide, said Ahmed Ghallab, general director of the authority.