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TIDE. The ebb and flow of the sea.
     2. Arms of the sea, bays, creeks, coves, or rivers, where the tide ebbs and flows, are public, and all persons may use the same for the purposes of navigation and for fishing, unless restrained by law. To give these rights at common law, the tide must ebb and flow: the flowing of the waters of a lake into a river, and their reflowing, being not the flux and reflux of the tides, but mere occasional and rare instances of a swell in the lake, and a setting up of the waters into the river, and the subsiding of such swells, is not to be considered an ebb and flow of the tide, so as to constitute a river technically navigable. 20 John. R. 98. See 17 John. R. 195; 2 Conn. R. 481.
     3. In Pennsylvania, the common law principle, that the flux and reflux of the tide ascertain the character of the river, has been rejected. 2 Binn. R. 475. Vide Arm of the sea; Navigable river; Sea shore.

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Fujinuma Noboru's Spring Tide brings together a time-honored skill, basketry, and a venerable material, bamboo, to produce an object for visual pleasure rather than use.
But an even rarer configuration occurs when perigean spring tides occur near the time of year (early January) when Earth is at perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun, when the solar tide-raising force is also greatest.
But an extremely high spring tide could refloat them, and the ebb tide would carry them back out into the Labrador Current where the icebergs would resume drifting southward," the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher Dr Donald Olson as saying.
And in Morwenstow, Cornwall, a 20-year-old was feared drowned after he was trapped by the spring tide.
Samples were taken on board a small wooden vessel during spring tide (05-06 August 2001) and neap tide (11-12 August 2001) at 3-hour intervals over 12 hours for spring tide (n = 32 samples) and 22 hours for neap tide (n = 56 samples).
The negative effect on water quality was greatest when a spring tide was going out, or ebbing, Boehm and Weisberg report in an upcoming Environmental Science and Technology.
Combined with the good weather, the low spring tide caused the water in Venitian canals to plunge 90 centimeters (35 inches) below the average level.
Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) said it will acquire Spring Tide Networks, a leader in network switching equipment that allows service providers to offer customers a broad portfolio of Internet Protocol (IP) services such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and other applications.
The largest bore in the world is on the Yangtze in China and it is here that the rise and fall of the spring tide is the greatest.
Peter Mantle, aged 47, is likely to be recommended for a posthumous bravery award after he lifted Lee Williams and his dog on to the ledge above Penbryn Beach in Cardigan Bay, Wales, as a fast-rising spring tide swept in.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-20 December 1999-Lucent Technologies and Spring Tide Networks sign OEM agreement (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
The deviation of actual time from expected time on foraging trips was calculated for each bird during a spring tide series and a neap tide series.