But they did not intend to fight matters out on high waters.
The high waters had nearly submerged it, but a few slender twigs were seen above their surface.
So far only one life had been lost as a direct result of the high waters here.
The high waters shine not, neither do they show their splendour.
Its high waters would put out some of the fires on the lower levels.
In the Pittsburgh district 100,000 were idle, the workmen having been driven from the manufacturing plants by high waters.
The inclemency of the season, high waters, &c. seemed to threaten the loss of the expedition.
If high waters ain't washed 'em all away, de skeletons of some of dem folkses what lived dar is still in dem caves.
Ice in the rivers frequently obstructs navigation, and high waters and bad roads sometimes prevent stages from running regularly.
The Union troops tried to construct their pontoons across the stream but a driving rain and high waters prevented their doing so.
(also high water pants or high waders or flood pants) Trousers that are shorter than current fashion dictates, esp that end above the ankles: Look at his high waters!
[fr the notion that the trousers have been chosen or rolled up for walking through high water]