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ebb

a. the flowing back of the tide from high to low water or the period in which this takes place
b. (as modifier): the ebb tide
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We were now close in; thirty or forty strokes and we should beach her, for the ebb had already disclosed a narrow belt of sand below the clustering trees.
Ye shall come on board my brig for half an hour, till the ebb sets, and drink a bowl with me.
Daylight, after I had been four hours in the water, found me in a parlous condition in the tide-rips off Mare Island light, where the swift ebbs from Vallejo Straits and Carquinez Straits were fighting with each other, and where, at that particular moment, they were fighting the flood tide setting up against them from San Pablo Bay.
It was at this time, at the lowest ebb, that the smooth-running editorial machine broke down.
And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot.
Yet the ear, it fully knows, By the twanging And the clanging, How the danger ebbs and flows; Yet, the ear distinctly tells, In the jangling And the wrangling, How the danger sinks and swells, By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells - Of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - In the clamour and the clangour of the bells!
Faces that fall into types you can describe, or at all events label in such a way that the reader can identify them; but those faces that consist mainly of spiritual effect and physical bloom, that change with everything they look upon, the light in which ebbs and flows with every changing tide of the soul,--these you have to love to know, and to worship to portray.
Miller persuasively argues that EBB draws on "the forms of conventionality" in her three abolitionist poems "to denounce slavery from her complex cultural position as a white, British, woman poet" (p.
Ebb and Flow will conduct one final experiment before their mission ends.
This prompted a further EBB complaint, in June 2010.
Looking back on that entrance, Rivera suspects the heart Ebb could hear thumping was hers.
I had worked with Kander and Ebb, and I didn't know this musical at all,'' adds Kudisch.