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eddy

a movement in a stream of air, water, or other fluid in which the current doubles back on itself causing a miniature whirlwind or whirlpool

Eddy

Mary Baker. 1821--1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)

eddy

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(fluid mechanics)
A vortexlike motion of a fluid running contrary to the main current.

eddy

eddy
i. A local irregularity in wind-producing gusts and lulls. Small-scale eddies produce turbulent conditions.
ii. The more or less circular motion produced by an obstruction in the path of moving fluid, such as against a streamlined flow on an uneven or nonstreamlined surface or in an area where there is a sudden rise in pressure. In fluids, any circulation drawing its energy from a flow of a much larger scale and brought about by pressure irregularities.
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Paula described how Eddie jnr had returned home on the night of the incident after being been involved in a fight with a nightclub bouncer.
Strikingly accurate down to the very last detail--and incorporating an astounding aging process to duplicate the effects of the explosive years Eddie Van Halen spent on the original--the Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein[TM] replica guitar will be limited to only 300 instruments.
Eddie Spearritt's case is crucial to our understanding of the sense of injustice that the Hillsborough families feel.
Eddie teaches algebra at Desert Oasis High School in El Centro, where he also lives.
It all began 75 years ago, when in 1936, on a winter fishing trip to the Olympic Peninsula, Eddie Bauer nearly died from hypothermia.
My love for Eddie is now more like the love a mother has for a child.
When Eddie Bauer in 1920 created his sportswear store, it really stemmed from his love of the outdoors.
Shiela had come to us in 1993 wanting to know if it was OK for her to start a fan club,'' said Cantor's grandson, Brian Gari, whose mother, Janet, was one of five daughters of Eddie and Ida Cantor.
All I want is for Eddie to get better and sure he has as good a life as possible.
In addition to outfitting generations of fishermen, hunters, climbers and mountaineers on some of America's major expeditions, Eddie Bauer has a long history of working with companies in a number of industries to license products, including the automotive space.
The 11th Annual EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and web sites that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence.
Later he wished he had, because Eddie had run almost all of his ill-gotten gain through his own checking account, in his own bank, in his own name.