tidal current

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tidal current the water current caused by the tides
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Usage

In literature:

She was pulling at the great oars with feeble strokes, and making no headway against the current which was sweeping down the tidal way.
"Jeanne of the Marshes" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Winds on the great waters against a strong tidal current beat up the wave and shear and wing the spray, as in Aminta's bosom.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
Some watermill wheels were moved by tidal currents.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The Death Current that came like a tidal wave!
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
Once more there came a shift in the tidal currents of the woman's heart.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
This practice is made necessary by the heavy tidal currents on these grounds.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
The scouring action of the tidal currents themselves is not to be despised.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
The sun has gone west when the tidal current surging past shows a change in direction.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The swift tidal currents found their way up-stream through the marshes.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
The next day, Caper's Island and Inlet, Dewees' Inlet, Long Island, and Breach Inlet were successively passed, on strong tidal currents.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
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In poetry:

In what cold seas, under what winters' reign,
— Who can e'er know, O nacreous, fragile Shell! —
Hast thou through current, wave and tidal swell,
In shallows and abysses restless lain?
"The Shell" by Jose Maria de Heredia y Giraud

In news:

The tidal current was in a difficult phase.
Pilot Project To Tap New York's Strong East River Tidal Current.
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.
Several start-up companies in the United States are developing technology to produce electricity from strong tidal currents.
Currently riding high on the 007 tidal wave known as Skyfall, Daniel Craig enjoys one of his earliest roles in 1997's The Ice House, a two-part, three-hour BBC murder mystery adapted from Minette Walters' novel.
In February 2010, Siemens acquired a minor stake in the Bristol-based company and thus entered the marine tidal current sector.
The Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy project has been under way since 2002 and currently has a single turbine providing supplemental electricity to the store, Taylor said.
Marine Current Turbine has developed and is installing first commercial tidal -stream application.
Marine Current Turbine has developed and is installing first commercial tidal-stream application.
Tidal currents, winds and wave action constantly churn the waters surrounding a coral reef.
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In science:

It is not clear whether the clusters were formed when the tidal tail was ripped from the galaxy or are currently forming.
The Formation of Star Clusters
The current mass is 3.6 × 106M⊙ , which is perhaps a little too small: the resulting tidal radius is perhaps a little too small to account for the surface brightness profile at the largest radii.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
Squares (filled and open) represent the currently observed orbital elements, with the open squares (with a <0.2 AU) being candidates for significant tidal evolution.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
For HD 209458 b, Burrows et al. (2007) suggest that a heating rate of about 4 x 1019 W would be required to yield the observed planetary radius, which is much larger than any allowable current tidal heating rate.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
The current heating rate is similar to the maximum rate attained by HD 209458 b and HATP-1 b, so again we might expect a larger radius than predicted by theory that ignored tidal heating.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
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