spilling


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spilling

[′spil·iŋ]
(oceanography)
The process by which steep waves break on approaching the shore; white water appears on the crest and the wave top gradually rolls over, without a crash.
References in classic literature ?
But he luffed the boat less delicately, spilling the wind shamelessly from the sail so as to prolong the tack to the north shore.
The minimum area occurred in the western and middle locations and reached 0.823 [km.sup.2], which was continuously spilling under the influence of northwest and northeast winds, respectively.
A pipeline belonging to a Texas based oil company burst, spilling 100,000 gallons of crude oil into a storm drain near Santa Barbara, California.
PARENTS CAN PUT AN END TO CONSTANT SPILLING with the introduction of a water bottle line extension from Contigo.