undulation


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As if at a given signal, the run of the smooth undulations seemed checked suddenly around the brig.
Their arms, however, were very short, and from where I stood seemed as though fashioned much after the manner of an elephant's trunk, in that they moved in sinuous and snakelike undulations, as though entirely without bony structure, or if there were bones it seemed that they must be vertebral in nature.
Finally, she sped along as far as the last undulations of the country which precede Rubeho.
Her head was high in ever alert attention; her long tail moved slowly in sinuous and graceful undulations.
The country is a series of undulations, in themselves perhaps not absolutely great, but, as compared to the plains of St.
The river, broad, deep, and rapid, wound at the foot of a rocky precipitous cliff: a belt of wood followed its course, and the horizon terminated in the distant undulations of the turf-plain.
All the scenery of the country that lies between the chain of the two Mauriennes is very much alike; yet here in the district through which the stranger was traveling there are soft undulations of the land, and varying effects of light which might be sought for elsewhere in vain.
It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised -- this piscine murder will out -- and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.
Though I passed over it as gently as possible, the slight undulations produced by my boat extended almost as far as I could see, and gave a ribbed appearance to the reflections.
I saw him descend the mountain with greater speed than the flight of an eagle, and quickly lost among the undulations of the sea of ice.
Snow lay on the croft and river-bank in undulations softer than the limbs of infancy; it lay with the neatliest finished border on every sloping roof, making the dark-red gables stand out with a new depth of color; it weighed heavily on the laurels and fir-trees, till it fell from them with a shuddering sound; it clothed the rough turnip-field with whiteness, and made the sheep look like dark blotches; the gates were all blocked up with the sloping drifts, and here and there a disregarded four-footed beast stood as if petrified "in unrecumbent sadness"; there was no gleam, no shadow, for the heavens, too, were one still, pale cloud; no sound or motion in anything but the dark river that flowed and moaned like an unresting sorrow.
Removal of Undulation of Floor at Switch Yard of MRSS (Total Area3588 sq.
They noted that the maximum of the number of local Nusselt is located at the upstream of each undulation, whereas the minimum of the number of local Nusselt was placed downstream, at a short distance of the peak of each undulation.
Engineers regard the process of endowing the medals with their characteristic undulation as "giving the medals a heart.
The four fluid dance movements forming the core of Liquid Asana are the circle, the wave, spiral, and undulation.