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a gate through which water flows when the tide is in one direction and that closes automatically when the tide is in the opposite direction.
a restricted passage, as a strait, through which the tide flows swiftly.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits;—
Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
When the city gate catches fire, it's the fish in the moat who suffer.