uprush


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uprush

[′əp‚rəsh]
(meteorology)
The strong upward-flow air current in cumulus clouds during their stage of rapid development, often preceding a thunderstorm. Also known as vertical jet.
(oceanography)

uprush

The strong upward-flow air current in cumulus clouds during their stage of rapid development, often preceding a thunderstorm. Also known as a vertical jet.
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not only the battalion but the German one or regiment or whatever it was, the two of them running toward each other now, empty-handed, approaching until he could see, distinguish the individual faces but still all one face, one expression, and then he knew suddenly that his too looked like that, all of them did: tentative, amazed, defenseless, and then he heard the voices too and knew that his was one also--a thin murmuring sound rising into the incredible silence like a chirping of lost birds, forlorn and defenseless too; and then he knew what the other thing was even before the frantic uprush of the rockets from behind the two wires, German and British too.
Another example occurs with the last uprush of water upon a sandy beach, pushing bits of shell, seaweed and other light materials to the line of its farthest reach.
On the one hand, each present moment of time is itself twofold, "its very uprush [jaillissement] being in two jets exactly symmetrical, one of which fails back [retombe] towards the past whilst the other springs forward [s'elance] towards the future.
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Thus both women experience redemptive epiphanies which involve an intimate sense of connectedness with the elements (the land, and the sea and sky, respectively), but the most telling link is afforded via the Maori concept of whenua (of the land and one's personal afterbirth as a unity), inasmuch as both women seem to undergo a transformative (albeit metaphorical) death and rebirth experience, even though Kerewin's leads her into renewed being, to make a conscious return to social life, as she experiences a kind of charismatic uprush of joy at the old marae site:
If one looks at the "inner life" from this viewpoint, the inner uprush is like the inevitable noise of our functional appar[a]tus, which Broch called Seelenlarm, soul-noise.
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