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flood tide

noun
1.
the inflow of the tide; rising tide.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20
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  • The next step was the release and tracking of dye samples released along the beach on the predicted maximum flood tide.
  • Fishermen at the inlet and inside have been enjoying some good flounder fishing on the top of the flood tide.
  • All the locals seem to agree that the flood tide is the best time to fish since the ebb tide is much to strong to hold bottom.
  • Merchants welcomed the flood tide of customers to the city, but hotel rooms and boardinghouses became scarce.
  • flood tide flows were considered positive discharges, and ebb tide flows were considered negative discharges.
  • The entire flood tide lasts for less than five hours.
  • River flow moves upstream during the incoming or flood tide, while downstream flows occur during the outgoing or ebb tide.
  • The net was controlled drift through the study area near slack low and again in the opposite direction on the flood tide.
  • Use caution when crossing under the bridge on a flood tide to avoid damaging superstructure such as antennas and trolling poles.
  • We lowered our baits into about twenty feet of water at the end of the flood tide, and the action was almost immediate.
flood tide in Science
flood tide  
The period between low tide and high tide, during which water flows toward the shore. Compare ebb tide. See more at tide.
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