rapid flow

rapid flow

[′rap·əd ′flō]
(hydrology)
Water flow whose velocity exceeds the velocity of propagation of a long surface wave in still water. Also known as supercritical flow.
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It might be partly owing to my own stupidity, my want of tact and assurance: but I felt myself wronged: I trembled with apprehension; and I listened with envy to her easy, rapid flow of utterance, and saw with anxiety the bright smile with which she looked into his face from time to time: for she was walking a little in advance, for the purpose (as I judged) of being seen as well as heard.
Here ceased the rapid flow of her self-reproving spirit; and Elinor, impatient to soothe, though too honest to flatter, gave her instantly that praise and support which her frankness and her contrition so well deserved.
And she, almost crying herself--which did not stop her uninterrupted, rapid flow of talk--pointed to the crying children.
The purpose of the "okladad" is to achieve a tonic effect on the donors and to obtain a rapid flow of energy.
Jerry Hooker's stage settings, with everything moveable on rollers or carried by actors, allowed for rapid flow of scene changes.
The rapid flow increase ends once the packing of the pipe leads to an increase in required head.
Auto-verification: Auto-verification rules allow rapid flow of results (within the pre-defined ranges) into the patient chart, eliminating the need for interface review of test results within defined ranges.
Our section has three CT scanners for emergency patients, and the rapid flow of studies we experienced that day could easily overwhelm any radiologist.
With the rapid flow of information dumped in the Internet, the answer ideally should be a yes although answering such query is certainly up for debate.
Slaty Sike is a good example of a catchment that copes well under normal weather conditions but when the area is hit by bigger storms we see a rapid flow of water down the catchment, washing debris and stones into the burn.

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