eddying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

eddying

  1. present participle of eddy

Noun[edit]

eddying (plural eddyings)

  1. The motion of an eddy.
    • 1881, Symon's monthly meteorological magazine (page 59)
      If you question a seaman on the subject, whether mere coaster or circumnavigator, he will tell you that in a snow-storm, because of its constant eddyings and gyrations, frequent trimming of sails is more necessary than in any other gale []
    • 1934, George Orwell, chapter 22, in Burmese Days[1]:
      At last, more from the natural eddying of the crowd than by his own effort, he found himself flung out into the open.