broken water

broken water

[¦brō·kən ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
Water having a surface covered with ripples or eddies, and usually surrounded by calm water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The land suddenly at night looms up right over your bows, or perhaps the cry of "Broken water ahead!" is raised, and some long mistake, some complicated edifice of self-delusion, over- confidence, and wrong reasoning is brought down in a fatal shock, and the heart-searing experience of your ship's keel scraping and scrunching over, say, a coral reef.
It had darkened since I left, and now I could only see here and there the glistening of moisture upon the black walls, and far away down at the end of the shaft the gleam of the broken water. I shouted; but only the same half-human cry of the fall was borne back to my ears.
A line of broken water traced the dangerous bar, which in clear day and balmy weather has cracked the back of many a tall ship.
There she was, and eight paces from her the broken water boiled.
They raced across the mile of broken water to the landing-stage.
I hope that it is all right, boy, and that we may not find ourselves in broken water."
Through them, like a struggling swimmer in broken water, came the perplexing question, what am I to do to-morrow?
The sea, though it was a thin and sparkling water here, which seemed incapable of surge or anger, eventually narrowed itself, clouded its pure tint with grey, and swirled through narrow channels and dashed in a shiver of broken waters against massive granite rocks.
Assistant commissioners and Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP) have been assigned duties as focal person in their respective talukas as they with consultation of irrigation department Govt of Sindh can apprise the growers and farmers regarding the shortage and rotation of water in their respective talukas and make assure to rebuild all broken water courses on immediate basis as water to be ensured at tail ends, DC added.
Broken water pipes inside the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin caused a leak last week that shut down the kids section.
Rey (Jordi Villasousa) was told he needed to get a break in his case within the next week or it would be closed for good on the CBS soap, and not long after Arturo (Jason Canela) showed him the watch he found while working to fix the broken water pipe in Chancellor Park.