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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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* THE WINNERS: Holmfirth Camera Club's exhibition winners clockwise - Pat Whalley Umbrella Gamut, Gillian Sharp The Ebbing Tide, Sue Rothery Surf's Up and Victor Harris' with Eighth of November 9.57 - an image of his wife Julie and new born daughter Esme seconds after her birth All photos courtesy of Holmfirth Camera Club
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A report accompanying the poll concluded: "The monarchy in Canada faces the threat of an ebbing tide. The tide's recess is not caused by anger, resentment or republican ideology but by disinterest.
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Only then will the ebbing tide begin to flow his - and our - way again.
John Irwin, from Bedford, pictured, joined research scientist Chris Tier in Chris's boat, Tamar Lady, for a trip from Chichester harbour to Medmerry but they failed to get a nibble in an ebbing tide.
The second division was again raced upstream into a head wind, also against the ebbing tide and over a slightly shorter course of 4km due to the deteriorating conditions towards the finish line.