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burble

turbulence in the airflow around a body

burble

[′bər·bəl]
(fluid mechanics)
A separation or breakdown of the laminar flow past a body.
The eddying or turbulent flow resulting from this occurrence.

burble

burble
burble
i. A turbulent eddy in fluid flow caused by roughness near the boundary surface or loss of energy in the laminar flowing fluid.
ii. A separation or breakdown of the laminar flow past a body; the eddying or turbulent flow resulting from this. Laminar airflow is one in which the air over a surface is in smooth layers and without any turbulence. Burble occurs over an airfoil operating at an angle of attack greater than the angle of maximum lift (i.e., stalling angle), resulting in a loss of lift and an increase of drag. Burble also occurs when a subsonic wing is at or near a compressibility Mach number when the wing first suffers a sudden separation of airflow resulting from a shock-wave formation.

burble

[Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"] Like flame, but connotes that the source is truly clueless and ineffectual (mere flamers can be competent). A term of deep contempt. "There's some guy on the phone burbling about how he got a DISK FULL error and it's all our comm software's fault." This is mainstream slang in some parts of England.
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Bittertang envisions strangers lounging and mingling within Burble Bup's earthen walls and lying back within the pavilion's interior to enjoy the shifting colors as light plays through the translucent skins of the Bups.
Then fire it up and hear the supercharged 1.4 TSI engine burble with excitement - anxious to be off and waiting for the turbo to kick in.
For what it is worth, the fancies in those are Rockview Billy (8.19) and Anzio (8.52), while the opener at 7.48 can go to recent Betfair Arc finalist Lifes Burble.
Ferocious as it is under heavy acceleration, the GT is remarkably docile around town, content to burble along quite comfortably at lower speeds.
From as low as 2,000 rpm, the Bonnie pulls impressively with just a gentle burble from the exhausts, a real shame as this is the sort of bike which should sound like "a real motorcycle".
In the interest of making a good impression--and perhaps counteracting the burble of Friends, automobile ads, and political news spreading outward through the galaxy on radio and television waves--Vakoch is devising a message that encodes the notion of altruism, the charitable quality that many biologists and humanists would like to think is a pillar of any civilization.
They outlive you, their secret task surveillance, to catch the sun, expose the rings beneath our eyes till come week three on the sly at night I knife them one by one with an ordinary kitchen knife let go the quick burble of helium the skittish collapse of mylar, tin-foil flat, crumpled, bagged.
Lifes Burble has done well to reach the final, but has a mountain to climb and it will be a major surprise if he is good enough to emerge successful.
I could burble on about Celebrity Big Brother and how in love I am with Ben Adams (my 13-year-old self has been reawakened) as an example, but I'm pretty sure that you have something more interesting to say.
He later said of the yachtsman taking him to Albania: "He listens politely as I burble on." I knew exactly what he meant.
It's fast enough to take on most comers, the ride feels deceptively modern, the steering is precise and poised, and every single passer-by cranks their head as you burble past.
From as low as 2,000rpm the Bonnie pulls impressively with just a gentle burble from the exhausts, a real shame as this is the sort of bike which should sound like "a real motorcycle".