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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.
At first my mouth and throat were parched, and my strength ebbed sensibly.
Writing in the programme for the home match against Havant & Waterlooville on Monday April 22, Aldershot Town FC chairman Shahid Azeem said the club had a 'major break-in' at the EBB Stadium on April 13 where a number of items were stolen, in addition to the vandals damaging the south stand, High Street portable building and EBB Lounge, including the board room.
Throughout his illustrious career, Ebb has received numerous awards including the prestigious Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar, and has been named in various publications in recognition of his excellence and efforts in the legal field, including Super Lawyers, as well as being named in Top American Lawyers.
"More than 1.2 million homes in high-seismic-hazard areas of the state are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because of the type of construction," Janiele Maffei, chief mitigation officer of CEA and executive director of EBB, said in a statement.