high-water mark


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high-water mark

The line on shore marked by the reach of the medium tide and which usually determines the boundary between private property and public property. Some jurisdictions limit private property to the shoreline, which is the highest reach of the waves inward to the land.

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Winner of ForeWord's quarterly contest for debut fiction authors, Nicole Dixon's High-Water Mark takes on Alice Munro territory -- not just in the geographical setting of Canada, but also in the thematic sense of secrets rattling around like something loose on a car.
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