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roil

[′rȯil]
(hydrology)
A small section of a stream, characterized by swiftly flowing, turbulent water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The five-day World Economic Forum met as Tunisia and Egypt were roiled by protests fueled by a lack of jobs and political inclusion, putting the issue of poverty and the implications of increasing insecurity high on the agenda.
The escalating conflict in Sri Lanka between government troops and Tamil Tigers has roiled Indian politics.
ECUSA's election of its first female presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, also roiled some conservative waters.
As Beacon Hill gears into campaign mode, Romney has further roiled the state's immigration debate with a proposal to empower state troopers to arrest illegal immigrants for their undocumented status alone.
Its surface is speckled with dark spots and roiled by energy-packed storms that shoot out massive clouds of charged particles and magnetic fields.
For many, the newspaper's decision to publish a photograph of Charlotte Cuno--the named plaintiff in a case that has roiled the waters of state taxation by challenging the constitutionality of state tax incentives--put a face with the name that has become shorthand for the most important tax issue confronting the Supreme Court in recent years.
The issue of evolution has roiled Texas politics for several years.
Mill closings, which roiled the paper stock markets throughout the past five years, appear to be easing.
By the point dinner roiled around, I was more than ready to start with a creamy soup, then move on to steak with fries (drowning in peppercorn sauce--yum).
A compassion for his environs, roiled by mining, fuels his lyrical dreamscapes, and one of the city's many dilapidated industrial buildings houses his studio.
A version of the smaller unit, named Posimax, was roiled out late last year by Colormax Ltd.