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  • Ebb was one of the first vocabulary words I had to memorize for school when I was young.

    I didn't understand the word then and I certainly didn't understand why anyone would use it enough to require testing.

    Ebb (n.) the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea. (Dictionary.com)

    Now, though, I understand not just the noun, but also the verb... a description of the cycle of life, or even just a day's work.

    Now, I use it all the time.
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