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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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The average nighttime NEE on the days with spring tide inundation was significantly lower than those on the days with neap tides in February, October, and November of 2010 at the FJZZ site and increased in March and June, while no differences were observed in other months (Figure 4).
The water off the jetty is impossible to see through because of the mud flats and the strong spring tide currents would have made it very difficult to swim back to shore, the coastguard said.
Image: Fujinuma Noboru (born 1945), Spring Tide, ca.
The rare celestial combination first involved the convergence of a spring tide and a perigean tide.
The "once-in-many-lifetimes" event brought together the Moon's closest approach to the Earth for 1,400 years, a near encounter between the Earth and the Sun, and a spring tide.
(Ashe) Lawson, 97, of Spring Tide Lane, Eastham, formerly of Paxton, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after an illness.
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.
With the waves reaching up to 9 meters, the agency has also warned of high tides because it will coincide with a spring tide.
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.