- a fast-running tidal current
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As the day closed we reached a cove half a mile north of Tide-Race Point, where we passed the night.
It was late in the forenoon before the violent ripplings at Tide-Race Point had subsided sufficiently to allow of our passing it.
Far to the east the tide-race tore through the Sound with a confused muttering of haste and tumult.
The noise of the falling stream in the glen was merged in the confused clamour of the tide-race.
On the 11th we passed through a very dangerous 'tide-race' off Bell Cape.