One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A channel in which a tide runs, especially the tidal part of a river.
- ‘Its calls epitomise the atmosphere of the lonely marshes and tideways where it is found.’
- ‘With 120 fish species, hundreds of thousands of birds, and a thriving fishing industry, the river now ranks among the cleanest metropolitan tideways in the world.’
- ‘We were after roach and bream, and bream fishing has become excellent in the tideway in recent years.’
- ‘However, there is still concern over the salmon stocks, which were in decline until 1987, when new by-laws were introduced to reduce illegal exploitation in the tideway.’
- ‘He correctly attributed the difference to the fact that the Lambeth company drew its water from Thames Ditton, above Teddington lock, where there was no danger from sewage in the tideway.’
- ‘As many as 100 may assemble on this stretch of tideway.’
- ‘During the second week in December 1992 legions of lapwings again descended on the tideway.’
- ‘The cause of the disturbance: a sparrowhawk sweeping low across the tideway and heading straight for a little grebe swimming in the main channel.’
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