tide-bound

tide-bound

[′tīd ‚bau̇nd]
(navigation)
Referring to a vessel unable to proceed because of insufficient depth of water due to tidal action.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Others will say this is no transition at all, since the speaker was always already tide-bound. Armstrong has argued that the "calm" and the "deep" find no working referent on dry land; hence the speaker rolls them through various collocations and then rolls them on right out to sea, where they settle at last into a terrible, "literal truth": the "dead calm" of Hallam's corpse; the "heaving deep" that stirs it (Armstrong, p.
Above all, perhaps, tide-bound means tidal, in the rhythmic sense of the term.
'd be like Knut the polar bear, tide-bound, shouting ma wee heid aff.