See ebb tide.
After that he bade us all sleep, for we had some long hours to wait for the falling tide when all was done.
And the desires and aversions are like the rising and falling tide.
The mud is deposited and the waters return with the falling tide to the bed of the river.
"You see that sand bank that the falling tide has exposed," was Frank's reply.
Moncada's flagship had been left by the falling tide hard aground on Calais bar.
It would not do to let the falling tide catch us in that place.
The immense weight of snow had pushed the ice down with the falling tide and the rising tide had flooded it.
The rising tide tends toward the north, from the Ionian to the Tyrrhenian sea, and the falling tide in the opposite direction.
"Ticklish job that, on a falling tide," said the mate, coolly.
Under these pleasant circumstances we went to bed, in hopes that the falling tide might swing us clear before morning.