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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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The tides sweep through Carquinez Straits as in a mill-race, and the full ebb was on when I stumbled overboard.
Slack water had come, and, as the ebb was commencing, there was need for hurry if we cared to escape waiting half a day for the next tide.
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.
The third is incident to the other two; and that is the decay of customs of kings or states, which ebb or flow, with merchandizing.
But Maria Silva read a different tale in the hollow cheeks and the burning eyes, and she noted the changes in them from day to day, by them following the ebb and flow of his fortunes.
It was at this time, at the lowest ebb, that the smooth-running editorial machine broke down.
This study investigated the presence of EBB (EBB: Beta activity overlapping above theta or delta activity) in 52 patients with encephalitis and explored the relationship between EBBs and encephalitis.
Judge Howard Crowson said Ebbs, who has never been in trouble before, had facial injuries when he walked up to the group outside the town hall in Middlesbrough's Centre Square, near the court buildings.
We also know that since 2010, the number of new EBBs entering the business has slowed or even stopped.
Working as a wedding planner for over two and a half years, Ebbs explained that the cost of venues is often high because of the minimum charge policy that many hotels implement.
Ebbs also serves as pro bono Project Coordinator for the Arms Trade Treaty Legal Response Network (ATT Legal), an Oxfam International program that provides pro bono legal assistance to NGOs and UN delegates in connection with the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty.