Flood-tide

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flood-tide the rising or inflowing tide
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flód; Dut. vloed, Ger. fluth. Cog. with flow.

Usage

In literature:

He saw at once that it was impossible to make the yacht until flood tide.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Here's your tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune!
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
They reached New York on September 7, 1887, at the time when Stevenson's fame was in its flood-tide.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
The tide in his affairs had come, which, taken at the flood, was to waft him on to fortune.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Through all my mishaps I had reached the flood tide of prosperity.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
Tide is flood, four knots.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
As it was flood-tide they made rapid progress.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
We'll get her off to-morrow at flood-tide.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
When the tides ran high this outlet was inaccessible, being partly flooded by the sea.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
She pounded over with the flood-tide and dropped into fifteen fathom.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
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In poetry:

Oh! Love is like a river-flood,
That rolls and pauses never--
An ocean-tide that bears us on
Forever and forever.
"Song" by James Avis Bartley
Thy fondlings storm-tossed were all weeping and tired
When the great roaring flood-tides before them arose,
But Thy hand led them safe to the haven desired
And the waters returned, overwhelming their foes.
"Passover Psalm" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
I will not look behind;
But down some brisk, sharp wind,
Exulting, into the future I shall spring,
Brown-limbed, anointed, free,
To breast swift floods and see
What wider view Time's highest tide shall bring!
"Full-Fledged (Une barbe de jeune dieu)" by Maurice Thompson
The field was sown with noble blood,
The harvest reaped in burning tears,
When, rolling up its crimson flood,
Broke the long-gathering tide of years;
His diadem was rent away,
And beggars trampled on his clay.
"The Dying Seneca" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then the great ship shook and reeled
With a wounded, gaping side,
But her steady cannon pealed
Ere she settled in the tide,
And the Roanoke’s dull flood ran full red with Yankee blood,
When the fighting Albemarle sunk and died.
"Albemarle Cushing" by James Jeffrey Roche
Thou, whom we once thought wise, and great, and good —
Peace, such as thou did'st wish to all, abide
With thee — a despot's peace. So let the flood
Of memory stagnate round thee, like the tide
That washes Taganrok from Azof's shallowest side.
"On The Death Of Alexander, Emperor Of The Russias, At Taganrok" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

Balboa Pier parking lot flooded by high tide.
ABC7 viewer Lori Oravetz sent in this photo of the high tide flooding the Balboa Pier on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011.
Venice flooded by sixth-highest tide.
The tide of East Germans flooding through Czechoslovakia into West Germany continued to rise today, and it showed no sign of ebbing, the border police said.
High tide could bring flooding in Swansea as Hurricane Sandy hits.
Balboa Pier parking lot flooded by high tide.
Towns now flood at high tide.
Morning tide brings flooding, weather watchers.
The Georgetown waterfront was at low tide on Tuesday morning NWS is predicting the worst flooding in 16 years.
In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books.
VENICE, Italy – High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St Mark's Square and other areas under water.
As wind-driven tides flood the neighborhood Wednesday.
(AP) Heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds have flooded Venice and brought the lagoon city's high tide mark to its sixth -highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago.
King tides' not yet turning as more minor flooding expected in low-lying California cities.
Despite isolated flooding Wednesday, 'king tide' not expected to cause trouble at Thursday's peak.
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