One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large wave or bore caused by the constriction of the spring tide as it enters a long, narrow, shallow inlet.
- ‘The tidal bore of water in a salt marsh estuary typically involves very little wave action, with slow and steady increases and decreases in water level.’
- ‘Gentle, rolling hills bring the village slanting towards the waters of Morecambe Bay, where visitors enjoying a pint at one of the village's pubs on a summer evening can watch the remarkable tidal bore rush in.’
- ‘Sometimes, a bore can form during which an abrupt front of whitewater will rapidly advance inland much similar to the tidal bore formed at the mouth of large rivers.’
- ‘The images - showing a colossal wave looming over people - were actually photographs of a tidal bore (a wall of water that travels up some rivers during high tide).’
- ‘In the case of a tidal bore, like the one in Canada's Bay of Fundy, a strong rising tide can enter a river channel and push the water back upstream.’
- ‘A tidal bore, formerly > 2 m in height, now rarely > 1 m in height, forms on incoming tides.’
- ‘An eygre is a tidal bore - still called an aegir today.’
- ‘More than 115,000 tourists from home and abroad gathered at Haining on Sunday to watch the mammoth autumnal tidal bores.’
- ‘The tidal bore comes in faster than a galloping horse, but first wilful surging water fills gullies and gaping holes left by the last ebbing tide.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.