Half tide

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Half tide the time or state of the tide equally distant from ebb and flood.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

By this time half the enlisted strength of the post was up and out and flocking to hear the tidings.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
He spoke in a low voice, almost whispering, as though he were half scared by the tidings he had heard.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
The new moon would go down at nine o'clock; the tide then would be half flood.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The tide goes out at three o'clock; it is now half-past two.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
Within the span of a brief half hour they had been swept along on a rushing tide of emotions.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
High tide will bring it up to four and a half at the very least.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It was fully thirty miles to the head of the bay, but we made it in half a day, so strong was the current of the rising tide.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
When stemming the tide, which ran at the rate of three miles an hour, she advanced at the rate of two and a-half miles an hour.
"Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran" by Howard I. Chapelle
It is very well situated and could not be attacked by land for it is surrounded by water at half tide.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
It was now about half-tide, and Moses left his boat and made his way over the ledge of rocks toward his retreat.
"The Pearl of Orr's Island" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
***

In poetry:

The sun lies clasped in amber cloud
Half hidden in the sea,
And o'er the sands the flowing tide
Comes racing merrilee.
"To Miss Jessie Lewars" by Robert Burns
But if upon the other side,
With passionate longing burning,
Will seek the half unjeweled tide,
And sing of Spring's returning.
"When Winter Darkening All Around" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I have but caught, in leaping to the side
To let him pass in smoke and thunder, dim,
Faint half-heard echoes from that rushing tide,
Of song which follows him.
"Finis" by Alexander Anderson
One ruby, amid a diamond spray of stars,
The coast light flashes;
The tide plashes,
Across a mile of bay-sweet land the moon
Comes soon:
She has lost half of her lustre and looks old.
"Finitude" by Cale Young Rice
What share of the world’s yearning-tide
That flash, when new day bare and white
Blots out my half-dream’s faint delight,
And there is nothing by my side,
And well remembered is farewell?
"Pain And Time Strive Not" by William Morris
Too busy was a servant-maid; she trotted half the night
From Macpherson's down to Rutherford's the tidings to recite.
A messenger was sent away who for his neck had no regard,
He returned with a troop of Traps in hopes of their reward.
"The Death of Morgan" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Alabama Crimson Tide's Trent Richardson eludes a pair of LSU defenders during the first half of the 2011 BCS National Championship game.
A half-inch might turn the tide .
A fast start to the first half by Alabama and a great defensive effort throughout on Ole Miss senior guard Chris Warren were just two of the reasons why the Crimson Tide posted a 74-64 win over the Rebels Saturday.
For Alabama, the Tide really turned in the second half.
While it doesn't clean as well as the Tide detergents , it costs half as much.
Tide overcomes adversity in first half .
Exploring the tide pools at Half Moon Bay.
Eddie Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns, AJ McCarron set Alabama's single-season record for passing TDs and the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide routed Western Carolina 49-0 on Saturday.
McCarron shook off a dismal second half and guided the Crimson Tide right down the field.
The Maroon Tide held the G-Girls to 8-of-50 shooting, 8 first-half points to win the MED title.
Washington Huskies tide end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) scores a touchdown against Washington State Cougars cornerback Brandon Golden (12) during the first half at Martin Stadium.
***

In science:

Solar tides on the Moon (∼ 2 mm) occur at half the synodic period.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
***