feel the bottom

feel the bottom

[¦fēlthə ′bäd·əm]
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The effect on a ship underway in shallow water which tends to reduce its speed, make it slow in answering the helm, and often make it sheer off course; the speed reduction is largely due to increased wave making resistance resulting from higher pressure differences due to restriction of flow around the hull; the increased velocity of the water flowing past the hull results in an increase in squat. Also known as smell the bottom.
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Rachael McLaughlin was left struggling to breathe and couldn't feel the bottom of her face after applying the [euro]3.
In the end, I always feel the bottom line isn't about what you can measure but the goodwill and grace from doing business with a lot more conscience,' she says.
Meanwhile, more than half (52%) of businesses taking part in the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Survey said they feel the bottom has been reached in the current downturn.
A second wave hit them and it seems like dad panicked because neither of them could feel the bottom.
Feel the bottom as you slowly move about and note worm holes, plants, slopes, holes and other structure.
The bra sticks to your entire boob but as I become sweaty I can feel the bottom of it coming unstuck.
Use this jaw vibrato (jaw up and down quickly) to help find/ feel the bottom of the note.
You can also stick your hand down the drain and should be able to feel the bottom of the pipe.
Some experts feel the bottom of that market in the US has been reached, and the price of natural gas can only rally from this point.
The sixty-four foot organ pipe, the low C, shuddering Jesus Christ, the engine room that makes cathedrals dive, dive, dive, fathoms of flue that drill into the bedrock, shift knuckles and long bones in the crypt, and you can feel the bottom line right where the ribs all congregate, a shiver trapped and brought to life.
With average earnings growth lagging behind property price inflation, an increasing number of would-be buyers will begin to feel the bottom rung of the ladder is now out of reach.
One of them couldn't feel the bottom half of himself at all and had lost the ability to move.