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forerunner

[′fȯr‚rən·ər]
(oceanography)
Low, long-period ocean swell which commonly precedes the main swell from a distant storm, especially a tropical cyclone.

ForeRunner

A family of ATM adapters from Marconi (formerly Fore Systems). See Marconi.
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But, astounded as he was by the apparition of the dwarf among the Little Bethelites, and not free from a misgiving that it was the forerunner of some trouble or annoyance, he was compelled to subdue his wonder and to take active measures for the withdrawal of his parent, as the evening was now creeping on, and the matter grew serious.
The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board.
"While I bring but words to my love, they be the forerunner of deeds, I hope, that will give her back to me forever.
At first, he was pleased with the discovery: hoping that it might be the forerunner of his release; but such thoughts were quickly dispelled, on his sitting down to breakfast along with the Jew, who told him, in a tone and manner which increased his alarm, that he was to be taken to the residence of Bill Sikes that night.
They were buzzards, the vultures of the west, whose coming is the forerunner of death.
That first vision might only too likely be the forerunner of a second; it was almost certain to be so.
One of its forerunners was the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation established in 1911 when the country was still under American rule.
Anas bin Malik narrated that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) spoke about four forerunners. He said: "I am the forerunner of Arabs; Suhaib is the forerunner of Romans; Bilal is the forerunner of Habsha and Salman is the forerunner of Persia." Thus he predicted the spread of Islam in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Arab world.
The origins of modern science are complex and its forerunners, many.
But on the way, they encounter the Forerunners, who've got a plan of their own for humanity.
Music that night was supplied by a steel band, who, I believe, might have been the forerunners of what became more recently known as the Caribbean All Stars.
Chancellor Alistair Darling is set to announce in next month's Budget at least two areas which will be offered the chance to act as 'Forerunners' for the initiative.