tidal flow

Definitions

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

In literature:

The whole country, like another sea, was flowing from that that well of colour, in tidal waves of an ever advancing creation.
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
He called at an early hour of the Westward tidal flow at the Insurance Office looking over the stormy square of the first of Seamen.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
Slowly moving tidal water flowed darkly beneath us!
"Tales of Chinatown" by Sax Rohmer
I chose the latter, and so followed the course of the Clwyd, which is very ugly, with a tidal flow and wide marshy banks.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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
Thought, like the tidal wave, visits all latitudes with its ebb and flow.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Only a small portion of it can be seen through the portal which admits the tidal flow.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Does the elevation of the ocean cause the tidal flow, or does the tidal flow cause the elevation?
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Daily migrations in these areas may follow tidal flow.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Strong tidal currents also are able to keep open channels scoured by their ebb and flow.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
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In poetry:

And I was glad that night,
With no reason ready,
To give my own heart for its deep delight,
That flowed like some tidal eddy,
Or shone like a star that was rising bright
With comforting radiance steady.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The mangroves were slowly killed by the construction of nearby State Road 92 and neighboring residential communities which cut off tidal flow.
The mangroves were slowly killed by the construction of nearby State Road 92 and neighboring residential communities which cut off tidal flow .
A mangrove restoration project set to break ground Feb 22 aims to restore tidal flow to the area by repairing channels and building culverts.
This is accomplished through a series of inlet and outlet gates, trapping and releasing tidal flows in order to flush sediment out of Washington Channel.
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