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roil

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(hydrology)
A small section of a stream, characterized by swiftly flowing, turbulent water.
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ISTANBUL - The exiled Muslim cleric at the heart of a bitter feud with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday denied allegations that he was behind a vast graft scandal roiling the government.In his first broadcast interview since he arrived in the United States in 1999, Fethullah Gulen told the BBC that he was not behind the corruption probe that has ensnared Erdogan's key allies."It is not possible for these judges and prosecutors to receive orders from me.
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The semiautobiographical tale gives us a glimpse into the lives of the Wongs, a Chinese-American family whose idyllic suburban existence belies the quiet drama roiling inside each of them.
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The new model relies on observations of the movement of electrically charged gas, or plasma, as it flows across the sun's visible surface and deep within the roiling interior.
The impact of Hurricane Katrina is still roiling the national energy markets, and as such, Massachusetts faced the threat of rolling blackouts this winter.
Pepys's words, rendered by Prieto in cartoonlike letters of wildly varying size that tumble across roiling fields of color, reflect both the turbulent richness of the famous Londoner's life and times and the enduring, universal nature of his personal and political insights.
This motion turns the potential energy into kinetic energy, roiling the can backwards.
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(Wouldn't it be wonderful if the government were to do less, allowing free enterprise to do more!) And it quoted a spokesman for John Kerry as complaining: "Once again, the president is making excuses instead of coming up with a plan to deal with gasoline price rises that are roiling the economy." The Reuters story failed to point out that in 1994 the Massachusetts senator, in inflation-adjusted dollars, was promoting $2-a-gallon gasoline.