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    high tide/ebbing tide

    A person says: "My plan is to set off at high tide"
    and minutes later: "We'll ride the ebbing tide back to the ship."

    Is it contradictory because, as I understand, high tide is rising of the sea level and ebbing tide is falling of the sea level?


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    Re: high tide/ebbing tide

    They are setting off at high tide, when the tide is at its maximum and has ceased rising. It will then be ebbing [retreating from the land], so they will be riding the ebbing tide out to the ship.

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