tidal basin


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tidal basin a basin that is full of water at high tide
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tidal basin a dock that is filled at the rising of the tide.
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In literature:

Tarim, in watery metaphor, is not so much a basin as a pool in a tidal river flowing alternately to and from the sea.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Near the Tidal Basin there were people taking pictures of each other under the flowering trees.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The lock which leads from the tidal to the closed basin is 730 ft. long, and if necessary can be used as a dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The extensive Alexandra tidal basin, on the north side of the Liffey, admits vessels of similar capacity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The Tidal Basin lay to one side of the car; the Washington Channel to the other.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
There is also a tidal basin opening off the entrance channel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
There are docks 34 acres in area, an extensive tidal harbour and basin, and a graving-dock.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The port consists of a tidal harbour, two floating basins and a dry dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
The work was begun in 1834, and the dock and tidal basin occupy part of the site chosen by Mr. Brunel for his larger scheme of 1831.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel

In news:

The Tidal Basin has the cherry blossoms but Bull Run has the bluebells.
The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial sits on the Tidal Basin between the Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Saturday's misty morning seemed nature's soft rebuff to Friday's 80-degree day at the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the public opening of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial on the Tidal Basin.
Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin .
Deer rescued from Tidal Basin .
Emergency crews rescued a deer that had fallen into the Tidal Basin Friday morning.
Activities Near the Tidal Basin .
Here's a list of sights and activities near the Tidal Basin to help fill your time.
Mills Admits Being Present During Tidal Basin Scuffle.
) yesterday broke three days of silence and denials by admitting that US Park Police found him with his face cut after they stopped his speeding car near the Tidal Basin at 2 am Monday.
The National Park Service has restored the two-way traffic pattern on Ohio Drive SW near the Tidal Basin.
Civil rights leaders protested the event and scheduled a 3-mile plus march from a high school to the site of a planned King memorial near the Tidal Basin and not far from Beck 's gathering.
The statue at the Martin Luther King Jr memorial by the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC in August 2011.
A Tidal Basin storm panorama photographed on September 27, 2012.