flood tide

noun
the inflow of the tide; rising tide.

Origin:
1710–20

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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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Example sentences
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.
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