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Tenth Wave

It is said that every tenth wave is the biggest. (See Wave.)

“At length, tumbling from the Gallic coast, the victorious tenth wave shall ride, like the boar, over all the rest.” —Burke.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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