white squall


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white squall

[′wīt ′skwȯl]
(meteorology)
A sudden squall in tropical or subtropical waters, which lacks the usual squall cloud and whose approach is signaled only by the whiteness of a line of broken water or whitecaps.
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Critique: Inherently fascinating, impressively informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "White Squall: Sailing the Great Lakes" is a seminal work of simply outstanding scholarship that is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Great Lakes History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
Fifteen miles off Tawas Point, the 147-foot tug Redmond Prindiville was towing the barges white squall and Libbie Nau.
In nautical language a white squall is a sudden, violent, wind and lightning storm that can snap a sturdy ship in two.
The morning Darley mares included White Squall, a three-year-old Caerleon filly boasting some distinguished ancestors.
Others who Craig took out included Michael Jackson, who chartered a boat to go snorkelling, Jeff Bridges, who went diving for a break during the making of the movie White Squall, and influential US politician Ross Perot.
And, in reinventing the genres, directors Scott (after "1492," "White Squall" and "G.I.
Ahora bien actualmente se exhibe en Mexico una pelicula que une ambas tendencias, se llama Tormenta (White Squall) y fue realizada por un cineasta de anejo o mas bien legado presagio: el britanico Ridley Scott.
They get drunk, they lose their virginity and then face death when the ship sails into the white squall. (12) To buy pounds 12.99 7/10
Suddenly along comes that mercurial Brit, Ridley Scott, whose career has ricocheted from the artful ("Thelma and Louise") to the appalling ("White Squall").
Current releases Executive Decision (STUART BAIRD) and White Squall (RIDLEY SCOTT) are directed by our lads, and other Brits in the chair include:
Largo's core business is big budget studio-distribbed pies such as "White Squall" and "Mulholland Falls." But it has recently mounted a lineup of fully financed, lower-budgeted pies such as the Harvey Keitel starrer "City of Industry" upcoming from Metromedia Entertainment Group, and "Affliction," currently shooting with Nick Nolte.
The trip ended when the Albatross was hit by a white squall, a massive wall of water that capsized the ship.