confused sea

confused sea

[kən′fyüzd ′sē]
(oceanography)
A highly disturbed water surface without a single, well-defined direction of wave travel.
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There are in his book whole pages of self- analysis whence emerges like a white figure from a dark confused sea the conviction of woman's spiritual superiority--his new faith confessed since in several volumes.
He heard only the wash of water, the heavy splashes, the dull shocks of the confused seas boarding his ship from all sides.
When you're fishing in a confused sea, with waves from seven different directions, your boat stays steady, he says.
Add in an ugly, wind-against-tide, confused sea and 95-degree summer heat and you have the perfect storm for a client getting ill feelings.
We will be ready." The fleet experienced varied conditions on the 1,250-mile leg to Horta in the Azores, with light wind conditions in the Bay of Biscay, and then 30-plus knots and a confused sea state as they passed Cape Finisterre on the north-western tip of Spain last Tuesday, followed by further light conditions.
But like some dirty trick, we'd only gone a hundred yards, when a massive wave from the southwest bent around the jetty from a different direction, as huge waves can do in a confused sea, and it stood up, found its feet even in the depths of the channel, and suddenly there was a dark-faced glimmering wall of ocean 100 yards long racing toward our starboard side, appearing ready to break into double-overhead surf, pulsing toward us at a 45-degree collision course at over 20 mph.
These relatively small paintings' subtle use of graphite, ink, and watercolor makes them feel more expressively alive and less pretentiously "Minimalist" than those in "Open Storage." Each depicts a field of tight little forms that curl like ocean waves, miniaturized by being viewed from the sky--Storegasso Sea (1960-65), 2004, and Confused Sea (1970-75), 2005, are typical titles--while weaving together into a whole that also seems peculiarly architectural.
Unlike the relatively calm waters of the Atlantic off Newport, Rhode Island, where the cup traditionally was held, the waters near Perth are termed "a confused sea" by sailing experts.
After 30 hours of pounding in 22 to 26 knots with a confused sea, the boat was performing quite fine until a minor problem sent us in to Smokey Cape for three hours.
Each team must be prepared for severe weather, large and confused seas, and strong winds.