weltering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

weltering

  1. present participle of welter
    • 1827, Lydia Sigourney, Poems, Carloman and Merovee, page 82:
      While weltering in the purple stream
      That dyed their garments' fold,
      Their flowing curls profusely lay,
      Bright chesnut blent with gold.

Noun[edit]

weltering (plural welterings)

  1. The motion of something that welters; a billowing.
    • 1854, Hugh Miller, The Two Records: The Mosaic and the Geological
      They may have extended, it is said, over only a few provinces of Central Asia, in which, when all was life and light in other parts of the globe, there reigned for a time only death and darkness amid the welterings of a chaotic sea []