\tˈa͡ɪdwe͡ɪ], \tˈaɪdweɪ], \t_ˈaɪ_d_w_eɪ]\
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By Daniel Lyons
The channel in which the tide sets: ebb-tide, the falling back of the water towards the sea: flood-tide, the rising and flow of the tide towards the shore: neap-tides, the lowest tides, caused by the sun and moon when at right angles to each other-that is during the first and third quarters of the moon: retard or age of the tide, the interval between the transit of the moon at which a tide originates and the appearance of the tide itself: spring-tides, the highest tides, caused by the joint attraction of the sun and moon when in a straight line, or acting in the same direction: to tideover a difficulty, by prudence and skilful managemnt, and it may be the kindly aid of another, to be able to get over an evil turn in one's affairs.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.