ebb tide


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ebb tide

[′eb ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
The portion of the tide cycle between high water and the following low water. Also known as falling tide.
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These, however, were essentially ineffective in reversing the ebb tide because they were not underpinned by the militancy that had characterised the flood tide.
But when she took her real leap of faith into the slums of Calcutta, God seemed to recede from the edges of her soul like a great ebb tide disappearing over the horizon.
For Morris, writing with disapprobation in these pages during the early '70s ("Some Splashes in the Ebb Tide," February 1973), that collapse had already occurred: The advent of multiple tendencies such as Minimal, Conceptual, process, and body art, along with performance and film, exposed a "present environment of pluralities of expressions and a lost historical faith.
In contrast, tidal asymmetry and variation of tidal amplitudes during fortnightly tidal cycles may create a turbidity maximum in the estuary which increases sediment escape to the sea during an ebb tide if the longitudinal semidiurnal tidal excursion is large enough (Castaing and Allen 1981).
And some, those floating supporters who are so easily sucked into the ebb tide of despair, will almost certainly add: "I won't be going back to Highfield Road while he's still there
One reason so many of these abuses ate surfacing now is that we are in the ebb tide of the vast 1990s economic expansion.
Investigations showed the two crossed over the ebb tide to a rock about 100 meters from the shore, an area local fishermen say they avoid due to its danger.
Somerset's Alan Culley, from Bridgwater, cast a ragworm bait in a Bristol Channel ebb tide at Hinkley Point beach and won a brisk fight with a 4lb 14oz 8dms beaut.
And after having watched everyone aboard (including myself) dip into the beer cooler with great frequency all day, my confidence in our collective reflexes and judgment was at ebb tide.
The tideland, which becomes a beach at ebb tide, is host to more than 600 species of migratory waterfowls and 106 species of fish.
The Sambanse tideland, which becomes a beach at ebb tide, is host to more than 600 migratory waterfowls and young fish.
The owner of Burbank-based Ebb Tide Productions found Deanna Chagolla, the young Panorama City girl he features in the public service announcement, at a Habitat affiliate office in Burbank.