1. Adjective.  (obsolete, not comparable) Turbulent as the tide”;ebbing and flowing as the tide”.''An Universal Etymological English Dictionary'' by Nathan Bailey (1731), [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=o-gIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PT28&dq=%22Ebbing+and+flowing+as+the+tide%22&ei=-oOOSuOeIafuygTLkuHCBw#v=onepage&q=%22Ebbing%20and%20flowing%20as%20the%20tide%22&f=false page 28]
      ÆSTIʹFEROUS [''æſtifer'', L.] ebbing and flowing as the tide.
  2. Adjective.  (comparable, chiefly) Producing much (æstival) heat..

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