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Synonyms for roily

having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended

Synonyms for roily

(of a liquid) agitated vigorously

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The elementary media specialist noted above explained, "We took the old boat anchors out and kept the tabletop desks and roily chairs.
Fern and Roily have had their own share of health issues; between them they've had two heart attacks, a stroke, and limb numbness.
He concludes that "if [his] spears fly well and strike their mark/amid the little wars of life, then [he] should be content/as any man who sailed a roily sea, or murdered beauty's thief/or dreamt a wooden horse, or scaled a Trojan wall.
Once they take three churches and make them into one, you lose two customers," said Roily DeVore, general manager of Emkay Candle.
Roily brown waters course across unseen haunts, hiding mysterious objects behind a one-way mirror.
Glofish themselves may be a short-lived commodity in the pet industry; just another flashy vapor in a roily sea of strange and unnatural creatures.
John River that day were roily and swollen with the spring freshet, and the current was swift.
However, Chandler's essay brought into focus for readers the divide that had opened up between, on the one hand, the "mystery story" as they had known it, whose satisfactions lay in the elegant solution to a puzzle, and, on the other, the hard-boiled detective narrative, which gave pleasure despite (or perhaps even because of) the fact that there would be no satisfactory or tidy solution to the problems introduced: even if a murderer was found and convicted, there would still be the lingering sense that, in such a roily and corrupt world, justice would never be served.
As the spring was too roily to fill the casks, we again wandered off in another direction.
Since the average time to market for a new mobile phone is still an unacceptable 18 months, any technology that can shave six months off this protracted development period is likely to make waves in an already roily market.
We're left to imagine the roily conflicts of interest that will result from this disparate band of civil servants, not to mention, of course, the roily sexual tensions.
343, 346-48 (1998) (proposing jury selection reforms and noting that "Batson and its progeny have developed into a system of rules that not only encourage, but often require, lawyers attempting to select jurors to lie to judges, clients, other lawyers, and even to themselves as they navigate the conflicting goals presented on the roily waters of jury selection"); Abbe Smith, "Nice Work if You Can Get It": "Ethical" Jury Selection in Criminal Defense, 67 FORDHAM L.
THE PROVO IS NOT A LARGE RIVER, but it is fast and roily and poses problems for wade-fishers.
The sky is low and gray, the roily gray of sliding surf.
In Weil's image (and in another I shall consider later), the focus is on the action context of sailing and hence upon the sheer complexity of a practical task in which the boat is not a ship, a barrier against imminent dangers, or a locus of stability in roily waters but rather the means through which dangers are encountered, with a greater or lesser measure of success.