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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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In a radio interview with Forth One, Jessica happily burbled: "I can't wait - the atmosphere will be fantastic and it will be just like meeting up with old friends, because we've met and worked with most of the line-up before."
ANTHEA Turner never spoke a truer word than when she looked at the camera in CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER and burbled: "I've done so much live television, but this is terrible."
28 appeal to supporters, he burbled, "We cannot let up, even for a minute.
IT'S just like losing a child, burbled David Horobin.
"It's like, if I didn't have a watch, if time had never been invented, it would still be five past nine," he burbled.
"My God, you're more beautiful than I thought," I burbled. "I'm so thrilled you won Best Actress at last.
"If I had been elected in May, I too would have had to compromise," burbled Watkins to his local paper.
Unfortunately you'd be wrong, as the ludicrous lump of limp-wristed lard burbled into action looking for the person with THE TOUGHEST JOB IN BRITAIN.
During an interview with national US broadcaster NBC a wrinkly Madge, sporting a dyed curly 70s barnet with shabby dark roots, burbled: "England is a small country, there is only one city."
In an interview with US TV a wrinkly Madge, with dyed curly hair and dark roots, burbled: "England is a small country, there is only one city."