Definition of Ebb off
1. Verb. Flow back or recede. "The tides ebbed at noon"
Generic synonyms: Fall Back
Derivative terms: Ebb
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ebb Off
ebb and flow
ebb off (current term)
ebbs and flows
Literary usage of Ebb off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sailing Directions for Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy, and South Shore of Gulf of by Robert H. Orr, Richardson Clover (1891)
"A similar rip occurs off Quaco Head, occasioned by the tide sweeping round the bay to the southward, and meeting the main streams of flood and ebb off the ..."
2. Nova Scotia Pilot: Bay of Fundy, Southeast Coast of Nova-Scotia and Coast of by United States Hydrographic Office (1918)
"... occasioned by the tide sweeping round to the bay to the southward and meeting the main currents of the flood and ebb off the lighthouse. ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1855)
"... and. if no fresh industrial openings are off-ird- ed them in the country, they are forced to ebb off the face of the land into the towns, there to swell ..."
4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"... and not a navigable stream within the meaning of the statute of 1869, is not above the ebb off great quantities of the water and to reduce the size and ..."