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bobbing

[′bäb·iŋ]
(electronics)
Fluctuation of the strength of a radar echo, or its indication on a radarscope, due to alternate interference and reinforcement of returning reflected waves.
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It was not a trifling business to get the great umbrella up, and properly balanced in her grasp; but at last I successfully accomplished this, and saw it go bobbing down the street through the rain, without the least appearance of having anybody underneath it, except when a heavier fall than usual from some over-charged water-spout sent it toppling over, on one side, and discovered Miss Mowcher struggling violently to get it right.
Meanwhile the usual buzzing and bobbing of heads went on amongst the usual little group near the foot of the altar.
And at last the ship plunged right down to the bottom of the sea, making a dreadful gurgling sound; and the six bad men were left bobbing about in the deep water of the bay.
It's me," said Kotick, bobbing in the surf and looking like a little white slug.
I was handing him the half-sovereign, when something came bobbing up against the window, and Mr.