Eddy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v eddy flow in a circular current, of liquids
    • n eddy a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    • n Eddy founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Eddy A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.
    • Eddy A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool. "And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.""Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play."
    • v. t Eddy To collect as into an eddy. "The circling mountains eddy in
      From the bare wild the dissipated storm."
    • v. i Eddy To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle. "Eddying round and round they sink."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n eddy A part of a fluid, as a stream of water, which has a rotatory motion; any small whirl or vortex in a fluid. Eddies are due to the viscosity of fluids, and to the very small degree to which they slip over the surfaces of solids. A portion of fluid to which a rotatory motion has once been communicated loses this motion only by the gradual effect of viscosity, so that eddies subsist for some time. They are always found between counter-currents.
    • n eddy Synonyms See stream.
    • eddy To move circularly or in a winding manner, as the water of an eddy, or so as to resemble the movement of an eddy.
    • eddy To cause to move in an eddy; collect as into an eddy; cause to whirl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Eddy ed′i a current of water or air running back, contrary to the main stream, thus causing a circular motion: a whirlpool: a whirlwind
    • v.i Eddy to move round and round:—pr.p. edd′ying; pa.p. edd′ied
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. Icel. iða,; cf. Icel. pref. ið-, back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-,; Goth. id-,

Usage

In literature:

Why, I wouldn't live anywhere else for anything, would you, Eddie?
"Little Folks (July 1884)" by Various
Even poor papa used to say, 'Please, Eddie,' or 'Perhaps you will do so, Eddie.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Eddie should come to the City for a while, if he wants to see poor people.
"Little Folks (October 1884)" by Various
Aside from the fact that she was unwilling to risk money upon it, Mrs. Eddy believed intensely in her book.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
Then seven or height mile good trail, we'll come on those Big Eddy.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Her mind was an eddying blackness shot with the livid glare of electric fires.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It will break poor Eddie's heart to go into that timber place.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Eddie there 'e's not much 'elp, poor lad.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Three months later Ilse Dumont arrived in Chicago to marry Eddie Brandes.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Can't ye see that eddy?
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

The unseen dark plays on his flute
and the rhythm of light
eddies into stars and suns,
into thoughts and reams.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
And the smoke that whirls and eddies
In a thousand times and keys
Is really a visible music
Set to my reveries.
"To Me At My Fifth-Floor Window" by William Ernest Henley
And next came gallant Dady Field
And Willie's brother Kent,
The Eddy boys and Robbie James,
On murderous purpose bent.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
There it eddied as if it would be still,
And the oarsman, infirm and ill,
Furled his sails, surrendered his will,
And crossed his oars.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
"And thou! when by the blazing oak,
I lay, to her and love resign'd,
Say, rode ye on the eddying smoke,
Or sail'd ye on the midnight wind!
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
His strong young arms apart he flung,
His red lips cried, I had no care.
In eddies round his limbs I clung,
And rippled in and out his hair.
"Song of the Enfifa River" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar of Van Halen perform in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 12, 2004.
Sammy Hagar on Eddie Van Halen in New Memoir: 'What a Fruitcake '.
Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune Late in the game against Utah State, running back Eddie Wide carries the ball for Utah.
(Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune) Late in the game against Utah State, running back Eddie Wide carries the ball for Utah.
Eddies Stag- ger : Cheverus holds off Edward Little for Class A title.
The only highlight is a backstabbing computer named Eddie.
The Miami Heat released veteran guard Eddie House Saturday to clear space on their final 15-man roster for rookies Terrel Harris and Mickell Gladness to be with the team for Sunday's season opener against the Dallas Mavericks.
John McGivern talks to Eddie Glorioso , co-founder of Glorioso 's.
Lewis "Eddie" Nicholson and Jennifer Godwin were married Feb 14 at Faith Baptist Church in Smyrna, Del.
The Fortune Tellers with Feel Spectres and DJ Eddie Lee 9 pm Friday VZD's Restaurant and Club 4200 N Western www.vzds.com 524-4203.
Her grandfather Eddie Markhouse tells Inside Edition Mariah is an "honest, good person " who would not make up such a claim, The New York Daily News is reporting.
A topic of conversation that's come up a couple times here at work has been Eddie Money's recent appearance in a Geico commercial.
Each summer, wolf packs of makos to 150 pounds follow Gulf Stream eddies toward nearshore shelves.
Nathan Eddy 2012-08-16 Article Rating: / 0.
Her grandfather Eddie Markhouse tells Inside Edition Mariah is an "honest, good person" who would not make up such a claim, The New York Daily News is reporting.
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In science:

The consequence of the rapid development of curvature on size scales smaller than the smallest turbulent eddy size scale is that the Lorentz force and viscosity stress on these very small scales become important before energy equipartition, between the field and the turbulence, occurs on the eddy scale.
Evolution of magnetic field curvature in the Kulsrud-Anderson dynamo theory
E (k) represents the kinetic energy spectrum associated with the turbulent velocity field and Es (k) models the spectrum of the turbulent entropy fluctuations, with k the eddy wavenumber.
Numerical constraints on the model of stochastic excitation of solar-type oscillations
The time-dependent part of the turbulent spectrum is described by the function χk (ω ) which models the correlation time-scale of an eddy with wavenumber k .
Numerical constraints on the model of stochastic excitation of solar-type oscillations
Let τk be the characteristic time correlation length of an eddy of wavenumber k .
Numerical constraints on the model of stochastic excitation of solar-type oscillations
In this generalization of the mixing-length approach, two additional parameters, namely a and b, are introduced which control the spatial coherence of the ensemble of eddies contributing to the total heat and momentum fluxes (a), and the degree to which the turbulent fluxes are coupled to the local stratification (b).
Numerical constraints on the model of stochastic excitation of solar-type oscillations
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