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undercurrent

a current that is not apparent at the surface or lies beneath another current
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undercurrent

[′ən·dər‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A water current flowing beneath a surface current at a different speed or in a different direction.
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Lastly - and firstly as the undercurrent of all his quick thoughts -this adventure, though he did not know the English word, was a stupendous lark - a delightful continuation of his old flights across the housetops, as well as the fulfilment of sublime prophecy.
The grave-diggers, who had kept up an undercurrent of disapproval--they disliked Charles; it was not a moment to speak of such things, but they did not like Charles Wilcox--the grave-diggers finished their work and piled up the wreaths and crosses above it.
Experts advise beachgoers to be aware of rough sea, high waves, strong winds and undercurrents, which typically occur at this time of the year, reports BNT.
And then there was the heavy downpour in the area, which raised water levels in the pool and resulted in strong undercurrents in the depths.
The eleventh title in author Mary anna Evans' simply outstanding 'Faye Longchamp Mystery' series, "Undercurrents" is yet another riveting gem of a novel that will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections.
With more pop notes than her previous albums, Undercurrents falls solidly into the type of folk that's synonymous with early Indigo Girls.
Isolated incidents should not be generalised as "ugly undercurrents".
Crisp and aromatic, it is rather like a mellow sauvignon blanc but supercharged with terrific tropical fruit undercurrents.
Crime writing at its best, UNDERCURRENTS springs to life in audio format.
THE UNDERCURRENTS Maximo Park The Undercurrents is a beautiful highlight from Maximo Park's fourth album The National Health.
At times jazzy, as in Bird On A Wire, and poptastic (We Won't Run) but dark undercurrents move things along at a deeper level than mere pop.