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half tide

the state or time of the tide when halfway between high water and low water.
Origin of half tide
First recorded in 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have been waiting here since half tide and there's nothing doing.

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
  • It was now about half tide on the flood, and she must have grounded at about half tide on the ebb.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • Midway across is the Britannia Rock, just visible at half tide.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
  • When she was safely installed we dismissed the boys till the half tide.

  • The salmon cross the wall at high water, but are cut off from the sea at half tide and are speared while there.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • It is very well situated and could not be attacked by land for it is surrounded by water at half tide.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
  • It is a risky matter going through the bridge, I tell you, at half tide.

  • It was still more than half tide when they approached the rocks, and with a fair wind there should be ease in landing.

  • But usually, when a half tide or more was in, a rowboat could be taken up to the landing near the road.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion

    Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
  • At low tide—or rather, at half tide—may be seen a huge square-headed fissure or cave quite through a portion of La Fauconnaire.


    E. R. Suffling

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