Usage examples for tidal

  1. Then came the story which swept the town that morning in a mighty wind that drove a monstrous tidal wave of public indignation thundering over an illicit crew and blotted out a corrupt municipal history. – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  2. The tidal wave threw her into the sea. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  3. The stream, nearly half a mile in width, and sixty feet in depth, with a tidal rise and fall of eleven feet, moves, for a few miles, in a broad and steady current between the provinces of Brabant and Flanders. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. But, given time enough, even this small force may accomplish great results, and something like 100, 000, 000 years of past opportunity would have sufficed for the tidal forces to move the moon from close proximity with the earth out to its present position. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  5. Gnarled oaks, with branches twisted and knotted as if in rage, rose in groves like tidal waves. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  6. Their broad beam and shallow keel enabled these ships to lie more conveniently in the tidal inlets on either side of the Channel. – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare
  7. Already the channel nearest to the beach, which had robbed the main channel of some of the tidal water, had been permanently closed. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  8. This is not at all clear, as the two tidal waves of the earth are due to the fact that it has a liquid ocean rolling on, not under, a solid bed. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  9. It would uproot and destroy buildings, sweep the rocky covering of the earth free of soil; and humanity, caught on the earth below the highest level of the world's greatest tidal wave, would be engulfed! – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  10. Partly from this, and partly by the tidal influence, big waves had commenced rolling around them; so that, even in the shoal water where they stood, each successive swell was rising higher and higher against their bodies. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  11. While at work with the needle, a strong tidal current carried us out to sea. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  12. On it came, like some monstrous tidal wave. – When the Sleepers Woke by Arthur Leo Zagat
  13. With high water on the river and with a low tide this was all the tidal bore we would see. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  14. Then came the tidal wave of colonists. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  15. On the contrary, it was just this- a tidal current- that had forced their vessel among the breakers, causing them to become what they now were,- castaways! – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  16. The instant the train stopped, the mob snatched open the doors and swept into it like a tidal wave. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  17. But it was a case of Reverse English on Election Day, for the venal Opposition rode into power on a Tidal Wave. – Ade's Fables by George Ade
  18. Thus it comes to pass that on one tidal river a certain creek, covered with salt sea- water at high tide, but showing only an expanse of muddy flats at low water, is called 'Cockles' Peep Out. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  19. The thing is as elemental as an earthquake or a tidal wave. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer