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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)
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eddy

[′ed·ē]
(fluid mechanics)
A vortexlike motion of a fluid running contrary to the main current.
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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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Feisty, beautiful and feminine, Eddie blazed the trail for transgender designers in the industry.
"Fast Eddie" got his nickname as a child, when he was known for racing around town on his bicycle, making friends with everyone he met.
Olive, in her signature lively voice, called out to Eddie, raised his arm and held his hand tight, telling him that he had guests, people who loved him.
Eddie fell into a coma last June 8 after suffering from neck and cervical fracture while taping for his GMA teleserye "Rosang Agimat." READ:Eddie Garcia, who was in comatose state, dies at 90 Considered an icon of Philippine cinema, Eddie started his showbiz career in the movie "Siete Infantes de Lara" in 1949, while he directed his first film, "Karugtong ng Kahapon" in 1961.
Asked why, he said: "Because Eddie was beating me up with a bike seat, so I thought I would have to defend myself in some way."
Friends and family are busy trying to raise PS30,000 towards Eddie's care including PS10,000 for the life-changing voice machine.
Eddie also worked in construction on motorway projects including the M8, M73 and M74.
Incredibly, the ring was found by dog walker Karen Gohery who spotted it peeking out of a muddy river bank and one of the first people she spoke to after finding the ring near Shotley Bridge Cricket Club was Eddie's brother, Billy, a groomsman at his wedding.
'Eddie is a true elected representative and the loss is greatly felt by all parties, especially the multi-racial community in Balakong,' he said.
As a fellow Okie, surely Eddie will do Jim proud as he educates, enlightens and entertains us with his unique brand of bowhunting wisdom.
My source tells me: "Mel reached out to Eddie's mum Lilian and she went round for a meal.
The statement read: "We are devastated to pass on the news Edward Allan Clarke - or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke - passed away peacefully yesterday.