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That part of the seashore to which the waters ordinarily reach when the tide is highest.

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That part of the shore of the sea to which the waves ordinarily reach when the tide is at its highest. 6 Mass. 435; 1 Pick. (Mass.) 180; 1 Halst. (N. J.) 1; 1 Russ. Crimes, 107; 2 East, P. C. 803. See “Seashore”; “Tide.” Of Tidal Waters. The ordinary highwater point. 60 Pa. St. 339. The point ;reached by the medium high tide between the spring and neap tides. 44 N. J. Eq. 398. Of Nontidal Waters. The highest point reached by the waters in the normal state, unaffected by freshets. 88 Me. 155. And see 56 Minn. 513.

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  • Article Name: High-water Mark
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  • Description: That part of the seashore to which the waters ordinarily reach when the tide is highest.

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