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burble

turbulence in the airflow around a body

burble

[′bər·bəl]
(fluid mechanics)
A separation or breakdown of the laminar flow past a body.
The eddying or turbulent flow resulting from this occurrence.

burble

burble
burble
i. A turbulent eddy in fluid flow caused by roughness near the boundary surface or loss of energy in the laminar flowing fluid.
ii. A separation or breakdown of the laminar flow past a body; the eddying or turbulent flow resulting from this. Laminar airflow is one in which the air over a surface is in smooth layers and without any turbulence. Burble occurs over an airfoil operating at an angle of attack greater than the angle of maximum lift (i.e., stalling angle), resulting in a loss of lift and an increase of drag. Burble also occurs when a subsonic wing is at or near a compressibility Mach number when the wing first suffers a sudden separation of airflow resulting from a shock-wave formation.

burble

[Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"] Like flame, but connotes that the source is truly clueless and ineffectual (mere flamers can be competent). A term of deep contempt. "There's some guy on the phone burbling about how he got a DISK FULL error and it's all our comm software's fault." This is mainstream slang in some parts of England.
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It should be noted, but not recommended, that accidentally burbling a frog in front of an alligator can result in an awesome strike, followed by loss of bait.
The latest model accompanies its electronic burbling noises with a colored light on its head to show feelings, like green for happy or orange for angry.
Churchill stormed out of the room, his anger exacerbated by a burbling statement in support of Stalin from Roosevelt's son, Elliott.
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The sonic textures are evocative: Sounds from the past (a churchy harmonium, a bowed double bass, a florid, cascading harp) surge and fade amid burbling electro-beats, taped and looped vocals, and computer-manipulated guitar and keyboard riffs.
On another day I hike with Fraser past dozens of burbling elephant seals and climb hundreds of feet up the granite and basalt boulders of Norsel Point, where we're dive-bombed by gull-like Skuas.
With help from postrock pros John McEntire (of Tortoise) and Sea and Cake), Gates ornaments her reverb-ridden drums-and-guitar sound with warbly satellite noises and a burbling mellotron, creating a wider sonic expanse than on The Spinanes' previous albums.
Tranquillity," Oliver said as we crossed a bridge above a thawing, burbling creek and walked toward the corrals where he spent his youth making equine hooves dance and sweep as he cut cows and calves.
Even on the chilliest of May nights, as the melting snows create burbling rivulets everywhere, an enthusiastic, multi-generational audience, many of whom have made the long pilgrimage to Toga by charter bus, materialize to line up in front of one or another of the four festival theatres.
But no, the issue du anno burbling up in the gay movement is the Freedom to Marry.
In their incarnation as Claymations, in Myoda's video Gargoyles, 1995, the creatures emit guttural sounds somewhere between human speech and animal noises, burbling "gar gar" and "goyle" in gravelly voices as they jerkily engage in what resemble mating rituals.
EVENING, WITH LEAVES From Dutch rooftops, pigeons in summer rut are burbling of lust, and a cat crouched on the toolshed is looking up through overhanging branches with yellow eyes at the blackbird defending its territory (if that's what birdsong is), with a whistling that for me wins the prize from nightingales.