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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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With the flooding tide only a few feet from the casualty's position on the rocks, and the possibility she had taken an overdose, it was decided to request Rhyl's inshore lifeboat to transfer the woman to a slipway where an ambulance crew could treat her.
For each night of sampling, the flooding tide was characterized by a progression of decreasing temperatures and increasing salinities.
So if you're going, check the weather and time your trip on what you hope will be a flooding tide.
Joe explained clearly how successful cod fishing is simply down to getting out earlier and meeting the flooding tide well before the whiting come in.