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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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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.
Drawing on the work of two other scholars, Sullivan relates the opposing viewpoints from The Ebbing Tide (Arthur, 1995) and Catholic Schools and the Common Good (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
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.
To spot a tiny seahorse, its delicate fins fluttering like wings in the ebbing tide, is to see a creature from a fairy tale--improbable, ethereal and mysterious.