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red tide
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Moby Dick
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  • The red tide now poured from all sides of the monster like brooks down a hill.

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  • The 2005 red tide closed shellfish beds in Maine and Massachusetts.
  • Mary bring out your umbrella—
    The sun shines down on this fine, fine day
    But the ashes raining down forever
    Are going to turn your hair to gray.
    Mary keep your oars a-steady
    Sail away on the rising flood
    Keep your candle at the ready
    Red tides can’t be told from blood.
    —"Miss Mary" (a common child’s clapping game, dating from the time of the blitz), from Pattycake and Beyond: A History of Play
    The lights from the guard but get suctioned away all at once like they’ve beenů
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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