Unfortunately, the day proved very rough; and it was little better than a neap tide.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
On our west coast the neap tides ran as high as sixty feet.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
A tide that neaped the frail bark of happiness high and dry upon the shores of black despair.
"The Shame of Motley" by Raphael Sabatini
The phenomenon was of daily occurrence until about the time of neap tides.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
The rise at springs is from 9 to 12 feet, and at neaps from 3 to 8 feet.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
The water rises fifty feet with the spring tides, and twenty-five with neap tides.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The Hormuzeer grounded at low water; from which it appeared that the tide had fallen twelve feet, though then at the neaps.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
But in the season of neap tides enough water is left for them to swim about within the semi-circle of stakes.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
When they act in opposition to each other, as at the moon's quarter, there occurs a very low or neap-tide.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
At neap tides the rock shows only a few black teeth with sea-weed gums above the surface.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne