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low water

n.
1. The lowest level of water in a body of water, such as a river, lake, or reservoir.
2. See low tide.

low′-wa′ter adj.

low water

n
1. (Physical Geography) another name for low tide1
2. (Physical Geography) the state of any stretch of water at its lowest level
3. a situation of difficulty or point of least success, excellence, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.low water - the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tidelow water - the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
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In low water these neat narrow-edged dikes project four or five inches above the surface, like the comb of a submerged roof, but in high water they are overflowed.
The natives were there, more numerous than on the day before-- five or six hundred perhaps--some of them, profiting by the low water, had come on to the coral, at less than two cable-lengths from the Nautilus.
During low water the natives roamed about near the Nautilus, but were not troublesome; I heard them frequently repeat the word "Assai," and by their gestures I understood that they invited me to go on land, an invitation that I declined.
The boats were very uncertain in low water in these primitive times.
Now and then Philip with one of the more experienced clerks went out to audit the accounts of some firm: he came to know which of the clients must be treated with respect and which were in low water.
It was not precisely the kind of weather in which people usually take tea in summer-houses, far less in summer-houses in an advanced state of decay, and overlooking the slimy banks of a great river at low water.
I had the biggest magazine of all kinds now that ever was laid up, I believe, for one man: but I was not satisfied still, for while the ship sat upright in that posture, I thought I ought to get everything out of her that I could; so every day at low water I went on board, and brought away something or other; but particularly the third time I went I brought away as much of the rigging as I could, as also all the small ropes and rope-twine I could get, with a piece of spare canvas, which was to mend the sails upon occasion, and the barrel of wet gunpowder.
Why, so," he replied: "you take a line ashore there on the other side at low water, take a turn about one of them big pines; bring it back, take a turn around the capstan, and lie to for the tide.
And, it being low water, he went out with the tide.
Inference,--that your brother was often at low water.
They live on vegetable matter, such as roots and grass; but at Bahia Blanca I have repeatedly seen three or four come down at low water to the extensive mud-banks which are then dry, for the sake, as the Gauchos say, of feeding on small fish.
She watched the small boys on a day when she had eaten nothing, and emulated them, gathering mussels from the rocks at low water, cooking them by placing them among the coals of a fire she built on top of the wall.