NEAP

, or Neep-Tides, are those that happen at equal distances between the spring tides. The Neap tides are the lowest, as the spring tides are the highest ones, being the opposites to them. And as the highest of the spring tides happens about three days after the full or change of the moon, so the lowest of the Neap tides fall about three days after the quarters, or four days before the full and change; when the seamen say it is Deep Neap.

NEAPED. When a ship wants water, so that she cannot get out of the harbour, out of the dock, or off the ground, the seamen say, she is Neaped, or Beneaped.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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NAKED
NAPIER
NATIVITY
NAVIGATION
NAVIGATOR
* NEAP
NEBULOUS
NEEDHAM (John Tuberville)
NEEDLE
NEGATIVE
NEWEL