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n. - A less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon.

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  • These events are called neap tides and they occur during the first and last quarter of the moon.
  • A little too softly, and then we get what are called neap-tides; but nearly always he is careful, because of the Eldest Magician.
  • These are known as "neap" tides, and, as the sun is acting in opposition to the moon, the height of high water is considerably less than at the time of spring tides.
  • These tides are called neap tides. for more
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