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The water rises and recedes in this shaft every few minutes, with a noise like letting off steam on a steamboat, hence its name.
JOURNAL OF A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA BY THE OVERLAND ROUTE ACROSS THE PLAINS IN 1850-51E. S. (ELEAZER STILLMAN) INGALLS
The Sophistês recedes from the Platonic point of view, and approaches the Aristotelian.
The latter part of his business career recedes therefore beyond the circle of any particular life.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
The overhanging portions fall down, as decomposition lessens their cohesion, and so the entire cliff recedes.
The deep color flows into her cheeks, then recedes again, leaving her pale as marble.
GUY KENMORE'S WIFE AND THE ROSE AND THE LILYMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
Civilisation never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
THE SECRET OF THE ISLANDW.H.G. KINGSTON (TRANSLATION FROM JULES VERNE)
In most mammals the jaws project much more than in men, and form the prominent feature of the face, while the forehead recedes.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
Often and long in the life of every nation, though the tide is still advancing, the wave recedes.
Time passes on, the tide swiftly recedes as it rose, and there are the birds left on the beach.
AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS, VOL. 2MARIA R. AUDUBON
Whether it approaches or recedes depends upon the direction of the current through the coils and makes no difference to the sound.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN