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A circular movement of water causing a small whirlpool
“I'm seized by a mighty whirlpool, a perilous eddy of words which sucks me under, deeper and deeper.”
A sudden gust of wind
A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell
A body of air moving in a definite direction
A rapid turning or whirling motion
An underlying feeling or influence, especially one that is contrary to the prevailing atmosphere and is not expressed openly
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The breaking of waves on a shore
To move with a gentle circular motion
“Despite fierce ebb tides causing the river to swirl and eddy, they maintained stationary.”
To froth or foam
“The water would eddy in this ditch, and the cross-section of the stream at the dam would not be efficient for flood delivery as elsewhere.”
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