broken water

broken water

[¦brō·kən ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
Water having a surface covered with ripples or eddies, and usually surrounded by calm water.
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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.
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.
Owing to broken water pipelines these holes have gone under water.
Justice (Retd) Amir Hani Muslim was also annoyed over the accumulation of water as a result of broken water pipelines at Ali Nagar Qasimabad and asked the concerned Executive Engineer of Water and Sanitation Agency to improve the situation within five days.
Tenders are invited for Restoration of broken water lines along Africa Avenue Road by P/L 200mm dia pipe for improvement of water supply of Village Mohammad Pur under SW-III,Sector-VII R.
99) tells of a broken water pipe, a day off from school, and Sol-Ray Man, who can't enter the school if nobody is there.
NEW YORK, Dhu-AlHijjah 29, 1436, October 13, 2015, SPA -- The New York Times' vast archive of historical photographs was threatened this weekend when a broken water pipe flooded an area known as the morgue, causing minor damage, according to AP.