River-tide

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • River-tide the tide from the sea rising or ebbing in a river
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rivière (It. riviera, shore, river)—Low L. riparia, a shore district—L. ripa, a bank.

Usage

In literature:

Bald shores and a low, bald islet enclose the sea; through the narrows the tide bubbles, muddy like a river.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A boat, provided with ladders, dropped down the river with the tide, to be before them.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
Off Martinez, where the river is wide, we canted ship, and worked back to Port Costa against the tide.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
The river is fed by ocean tides and we would have to wait for low water to cross.
"The Planet Savers" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Tidings that the trade of the Mississippi River was again endangered had just been received.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
You have never experienced a tide river?
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
While the river pilot is with us for the short term of the tide, the Trinity man is of our ship's company for a day or days.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
But he did not understand the river and its tides.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
The warm sunlight still played on the raft, and the yellow tide of the river lapped the roughened logs with a soft and musical murmur.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
It was low-tide in the middle of the day, and the river-flats looked dismal.
"Old Friends and New" by Sarah Orne Jewett
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In poetry:

Swift as the tide in the river
The blood flows through my heart,
At the curious little fancy
That to-morrow we must part.
""Hallo My Fancy, Wither Wilt Thou Go?"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Oh! the quiet river-crossing
Where we twain were wont to ride,
Where the wanton winds were to sing
Willow branches o'er the tide.
"At The River Crossing" by Harry Breaker Morant
Time loiters not. The river ever flows,
Its brink or white with blossoms or with snows;
Its tide or warm with Spring or Winter cold:
Just as of old.
"When Age Comes On" by James Whitcomb Riley
Once more she sought the river's side,
The goal of her accomplish'd way,
Where, 'whelm'd beneath the rising tide,
Her heart's dissever'd treasure lay!
"Bertram And Anna" by Thomas Gent
But vainly looked, the while, young Weetamoo,
Down the dark river for her chief's canoe;
No dusky messenger from Saugus brought
The grateful tidings which the young wife sought.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As she wendeth to the vale,
The longing fields grow pale—
The tiny streams that vein them cease to flow;
And the river stays its tide
With wonder and with pride,
To gaze upon the Spirit of the Snow.
"The Spirit Of The Snow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Spanish mackerel are to be found just outside the passes and well into the back as they follow the rivers of bait on an incoming tide.
Across India, environmentalists battle a tide of troubles to clean up a river revered as the source of life.
Visual Art / Film The Glory of Impermanence : Extraordinary Rivers and Tides Screens Free Tonight at Frist.
In northern Nova Scotia , where the Shubenacadie River meets the Bay of Fundy, the world's gnarliest tides – a record 53-foot range was once measured here – barrel into this little river.
News Sports WORK THE TIDE CHANGES FOR BROOKINGS ROCKFISH AND SMITH RIVER CHINOOK.
Anglers and clammers got a taste of fishing last weekend with good clam tides on Cook Inlet beaches and the first opener for king salmon on the Anchor River.
The tidal phenomenon sees the leading edge of an incoming tide forming waves of water that travel up the river against the direction of the river's current.
An operator of a pizza shop and brew pub on the banks of the Ogden River says his business is riding the tide of success because of a $6.3 million effort to clean up a polluted downtown section of the waterway.
(AP) — Animal rescuers say they have rescued four stranded common dolphins after a herd of eight was caught swimming during low tide on Thanksgiving at Herring River on Cape Cod.
River flow runs at 3-4 mph carrying the kayak downstream into a fresh afternoon breeze with an incoming tide.
Times and Tides Weigh on Hudson River Park.
Oysters, St Lucie River endangered by freshwater releases from Lake O To turn the tide, get involved in efforts to recreate flowway for Everglades.
A guy could have fished the upper portion of the river during high tide and the results would have been very different.
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