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double tide

noun
1.
agger (def 1).

agger

[aj-er] /ˈædʒ ər/
noun
1.
Also called double tide. Oceanography.
  1. a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
  2. a low tide in which the water recedes to a certain level, rises slightly, then recedes again.
2.
(in ancient Roman building) an earthen mound or rampart, especially one having no revetment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: heap, pile < Latin: rubble, mound, rampart, equivalent to ag- ag- + -ger, base of gerere to carry, bring
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agger

/ˈædʒə/
noun
1.
an earthwork or mound forming a rampart, esp in a Roman military camp
Word Origin
C14: from Latin agger a heap, from ad- to + gerere to carry, bring
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