Nor yet we can't no more hold their tide
than I can hold this.
I knew of old the power of the suck which developed when the tide
swung around the end of Dead Man's Island and drove straight for the wharf.
Wheresoever the strong tide
met with an impediment, his gaze paused for an instant.
When the tide
receded she lay there on her side in the mud, quite a pitiable object for the premier battle-ship of a world--"the terror of the seas" was the way Perry had occasionally described her.
We had run aground, and in one of those seas where the tides
are middling--a sorry matter for the floating of the Nautilus.
San Rafael Creek, up which we had to go to reach the town and turn over our prisoners to the authorities, ran through wide-stretching marshes, and was difficult to navigate on a falling tide
, while at low tide
it was impossible to navigate at all.
While I was doing this, I found the tide
begin to flow, though very calm; and I had the mortification to see my coat, shirt, and waistcoat, which I had left on the shore, upon the sand, swim away.
Jo could not speak, and for several minutes there was no sound but the sigh of the wind and the lapping of the tide
. A white-winged gull flew by, with the flash of sunshine on its silvery breast.
"Yes, monsieur," replied one of them, "we are only waiting for the tide
I couldn't see the rising tide
. As in the vision of a dream, the poor lost creature came back before me.
With that sort of spiced food provided for his anxious thought, watchful for strange men, strange beasts, strange turns of the tide
, he would make the best of his way up, a military seaman with a short sword on thigh and a bronze helmet on his head, the pioneer post- captain of an imperial fleet.
A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide
, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.
I tried and found by experiment that the tide
kept sweeping us westward until I had laid her head due east, or just about right angles to the way we ought to go.
," she told him, "is almost at its lowest."
What was more important, the shell-fish on which I lived grew there in great plenty; when the tide
was out I could gather a peck at a time: and this was doubtless a convenience.