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1[mass noun] Water brought or affected by tides.
tidal flow, ebb and flow, flood, water, tidewater, tide race, ebb, surge, current, stream, movementView synonyms
- ‘Founded in 1635 as the first Puritan settlement above tidewater, the town appears connected to its past, even after nearly 370 years of growth and change.’
- ‘Mount Garibaldi is only 20 km from tidewater at the head of Howe Sound.’
- ‘Those four glaciated fjords generally are deep and have both tidewater and hanging glaciers (i.e. glaciers that have retreated from tidewater, sometimes dramatically).’
- 1.1North American An area that is affected by tides, especially eastern Virginia:[as modifier] ‘tidewater country’
- ‘Within a year he had moved into the house and for the next fifty-two years oversaw one of the most successful tidewater plantations in Virginia.’
- ‘The original settlers, such as the Jefferson family, moved westward because families like theirs planted tobacco in tidewater Virginia and exhausted the soil.’
- ‘The Virginia tidewater region and the coastal south were also settled largely by the Scots-Irish.’
- ‘The unit was noted not only for its hard-fighting abilities, but also for its varied and far-flung field of service, stretching from tidewater Virginia all the way to the plains of Texas.’
- ‘You'll kayak through a maze of fjords and tidal channels and through the ice-encrusted Cordillera Darwin and the most active tidewater glaciers in the world.’
- ‘As in the Canadian campaign, returning soldiers and deserters carried smallpox home with them, sparking outbreaks that lasted well into 1777 in tidewater Virginia and Maryland.’
- ‘The Mattaponi are decedents of Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas and ruler of large portions of what is now tidewater Virginia.’
- ‘In this remote tidewater county where African Americans outnumbered whites, Turner and a group of slaves killed more than fifty whites over a two-day period.’
- ‘Nineteenth-century urban and industrial development of the eastern seaboard bypassed tidewater Maryland and left its few towns, Chestertown among them, distinctive for their isolation.’
- ‘A second group of migrants came from a different ‘hearth’: the tidewater region of South Carolina and Georgia.’
- ‘The first part of the trip explores the coast, a region of emerald rain forests, deep fjords, rich sealife, and tidewater glaciers that crumble into icy seas.’
- ‘Those from the coastal states came from the hilly, interior backcountry rather than the coastal tidewater areas.’
- ‘Avey had heard the stories from her aunt when, as a child, she spent a month each summer at Cuney's home in Tatem, one of the South Carolina tidewater islands.’
- ‘One bay had one tidewater glacier, one had two, and two had five each (College and Harriman fjords).’
- ‘Visitors will also find historic breeds of animals and crops typical of tidewater Virginia.’
- ‘The builder of Temple Heights, Richard Thomas Brownrigg, a well-to-do planter and businessman, was a native of the colonial tidewater city of Edenton, on North Carolina's Albemarle Sound.’
- ‘Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America.’
- ‘The tidewater, with its old colonial heritage, held a symbolic place as the state's most influential region, but by 1860 it held neither the most people nor the most wealth.’
- ‘American Black Ducks are historically found in forested wetlands, tidewater areas, and coastal marshes of eastern North America.’
- ‘Malaria profoundly affected public health in the southern tidewater region, and it was a primary reason colonists in the Chesapeake Bay region lived shorter lives than did New Englanders.’
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