Twenty times they thought the whirling eddies
were sweeping them to destruction, when the masterhand of their pilot would bring the bows of the canoe to stem the rapid.
Sam plied his oars with redoubled vigor, and knowing all the eddies
and currents of the stream, soon left their followers, if such they were, far astern.
Here they experienced considerable difficulty in making an entrance against the combined current and ebb tide, but by taking advantage of eddies
close in to shore they came about dusk to a point nearly opposite the spot where they had left the pack asleep.
Where the edge of the current struck the slough-water was a series of eddies
or small whirlpools.
His old woods' training was aroused, and he was keenly interested in everything in the moss on the trees and branches; in the bunches of mistletoe hanging in the oaks; in the nest of a wood-rat; in the water-cress growing in the sheltered eddies
of the little stream; in the butterflies drifting through the rifted sunshine and shadow; in the blue jays that flashed in splashes of gorgeous color across the forest aisles; in the tiny birds, like wrens, that hopped among the bushes and imitated certain minor quail-calls; and in the crimson-crested woodpecker that ceased its knocking and cocked its head on one side to survey him.
He leaned forward, his hands between his knees, scarcely breathing, as if he were holding himself away from his surroundings, from the room, and from the very chair in which he sat, from everything except the wild eddies
of snow above the river on which his eyes were fixed with feverish intentness, as if he were trying to project himself thither.
He found it in those petty partial revolutions, the eddies
, as it were, of the storm of 1789, which the historians of great social movements neglect to inquire into, although as a matter of fact it is they which have made our manners and customs what they are now.
And south, still south, they would go, while the winter raced vainly after them, and the ice formed in the eddies
, and the days grew chill and crisp, south to some warm Hudson Bay Company post, where timber grew tall and generous and there was grub without end.
334-345) And Tethys bare to Ocean eddying rivers, Nilus, and Alpheus, and deep-swirling Eridanus, Strymon, and Meander, and the fair stream of Ister, and Phasis, and Rhesus, and the silver eddies
of Achelous, Nessus, and Rhodius, Haliacmon, and Heptaporus, Granicus, and Aesepus, and holy Simois, and Peneus, and Hermus, and Caicus fair stream, and great Sangarius, Ladon, Parthenius, Euenus, Ardescus, and divine Scamander.
The appearance so much resembles that which may be seen in every torrent, where the stream uncoils into long streaks the froth collected in the eddies
, that I must attribute the effect to a similar action either of the currents of the air or sea.
A computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies
that swirl across hundreds of miles of open sea has been developed by scientists at Los Alamos (N.
Off the west coast of Greenland, large, spinning rings of warm water, called eddies
, occasionally form in the ocean, like dust devils in the wind, and drift intact for years in the cold Labrador Sea.
Large blooms of plankton often appear in ocean eddies
, temporary swirls that sometimes bring cool, nutrient-rich water to the surface.
Space provides an excellent vantage point from which to view and study gigantic ocean eddies
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