The tidal-wave carried him and twenty others to the end of the room.
Barring earthquake or tidal-wave, the worst had already befallen him.
The earthquake had given rise, as it commonly does on that coast, to a tidal-wave, which was now rushing inland.
Like a tidal-wave breaking on the shore it came to Francesco in a sudden flood of understanding.
They had seen a tidal-wave crumple up a breakwater which had cost them a half-year of labor, and slide it into the ocean.
The mystical viewpoint takes into account the fact that there is a cosmic law which acts like a tidal-wave.
Then the totality of it all swept home to him, swept through his entire startled being as a tidal-wave sweeps over a coast-shoal.
There can hardly be a doubt that this so-called “tidal-wave” was synchronous with the greatest of the explosions.
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Our Living Language : The term tidal wave is used in everyday speech to refer to a gigantic and enormously destructive wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption—what scientists would properly call a tsunami. When scientists use the word tidal wave, they normally are referring to an unusually large wave or bulge of water that sometimes occurs around a high tide. These tidal waves are certainly big and powerful, but they are tiny in comparison with tsunamis.