spindrift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spindrift spray blown up from the surface of the sea
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spindrift Nautical, the spray of salt water blown along the surface of the sea in heavy winds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spindrift spin′drift the spray blown from the crests of waves
    • Spindrift Also Spoon′drift
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Usage

In literature:

The weather was growing worse, and I was getting more than spindrift from the seas.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
The long, peaceful swells had changed into angry, choppy waves from the tops of which the spindrift streamed in long stinging lashes.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
Spindrift after spindrift; smoke following smoke.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
The air was filled with spindrift like a fog or spray.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
He's keeping his body between her an' the spindrift till the squall has passed.
"The Man" by Bram Stoker
Out of a cloudless sky the red sun dropped below the flying spindrift.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
When Steve Ames showed up on Spindrift, adventure wasn't far off.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Maybe I can get some free advice from the director of the Spindrift Foundation.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Faces became bronzed by the sun, wind and spindrift.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Publishing activity is strikingly exemplified by the appearance of =Spindrift=, a regularly issued monthly from the able pen of Sub-Lieut.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The flight from Spindrift was the longest single trip he had ever taken in the Sky Wagon.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
One man was big, nearly the size of Dr. Zircon of the Spindrift staff.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
We're planning to have bushels shipped to Spindrift when they ripen.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
In a moment the four Spindrifters were being introduced to Dr. Hayret Ahmed and a bewildering assortment of people.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The arrival of Dr. Esteben Balgos had upset Spindrift more thoroughly than anything else Rick could remember.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
This time the Spindrifters were dressed for the hike, and were well sprayed with protection against insects.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
For a while Chahda had attended school in America, then he had gone to the Pacific with the Spindrift expedition to Kwangara Island.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
There was trouble ahead for the Spindrifters.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
The air was thick with spindrift.
"The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
The sea was getting worse, and spindrift blew across the turmoil like a fog.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

Emblems of storm and danger,
Spindrift and mountain stern,
Plants that welcome the stranger—
Seaweed, tussock, and fern.
"Seaweed, Tussock and Fern" by Henry Lawson
All day long in the spindrift swinging,
Bird of the sea! bird of the sea!
How I would that I had thy winging--
How I envy thee!
"In A Storm" by Cale Young Rice
SPINDRIFT white shall her victims stand
On the ivory quay, untrod
By living feet, when she nears Ghoststrand,
To point her out to God.
"The Submarine That Sank The "Lusitania"" by Katharine Lee Bates
And still the breaking seas of grain
Flow havenless across the plain:
The years wash on, their spindrift leaps
Where the old city, dreaming, sleeps.
"Viroconium" by Mary Webb
Soon, all too soon, the spindrift and the spume,
The legions of the surge that fleetly form;
The gray, illimitable wastes of gloom--
The thunderous caves of storm!
"Autumn" by Clinton Scollard
WIND and sun and the smell of the sea,
And the spindrift flew like a soul set free,
But the breakers were harsh and loud,
And the keen air quickened a secret pain,
And a white fear woke in the watcher's brain
As the sea-gull flashed on a cloud.
"A Mood" by David Gow

In news:

This Thursday on " Spindrift ," guest speaker Lois Hamilton, the Santa Barbara Chapter leader for the Progressive Democrats of America, joins host Marika to discuss the need for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood.
Find out on " Spindrift " (Thursday, September 20).
Tomorrow morning on " Spindrift ," guest speaker Sayre Macneil joins your host Marika to discuss the landmark United States Supreme Court case Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, 580 US 50 (2010).
Spindrift at the Garage.
Courtesy photo Spindrift will perform at Garage on Beck.
(Courtesy photo) Spindrift will perform at Garage on Beck.
Shakespeare reigns supreme in Spindrift 's 'Much Ado'.
Check out a Spindrift music video below.
Tomorrow morning on "Spindrift," guest speaker Sayre Macneil joins your host Marika to discuss the landmark United States Supreme Court case Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, 580 US 50 (2010).
Find out on "Spindrift" (Thursday, September 20).
The ghost-town performances will be documented by a live film crew and will be included on Spindrift's next album, "Songs Born of the West," due to be released in early 2013.
Spindrift's live show includes Western garb, an array of instruments from indigenous to electric and cinema-inspired projections.
Dustbowl Revival, Domingo Siete, Spindrift, Guy Blakeslee, Cowboy & Indian also on bill at Zorthian's Ranch Saturday.
This Thursday, on "Spindrift," Marika will be hosting Sheryl Snell , an environmental activist, and researcher.
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