ebbtide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ebbtide the tide while water is flowing out
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Usage

In literature:

Charleston had shown a great party in the ebbtide of disintegration, tainted by the spirit of disunion.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
How is it that a seafarin' man, that 's dyin' to home, will allers die on the ebbtide?
"Eli" by Heman White Chaplin
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