white water


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white water frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths
    • White water breakers, foaming water
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.


In literature:

Scrape clean and cut the stalks into 2-inch pieces: cook in salted water until tender, drain and cover with a white sauce.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Add two cupfuls each of white wine and white stock and enough water to cover.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Water flowed from his long robe and trickled from his long white beard and snowy locks.
"Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée
White of egg and water or olive-oil may prove useful.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Sixteen persons were drowned at Brookville, when they were caught by the east and west forks of White Water River which meet in that town.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The water of the Bosporus is vividly blue, and the villas dazzlingly white.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
These are white solids, soluble in water, the latter sparingly so.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
One half box gelatine, juice of three lemons, one pint of cold water, one half pint of hot water, two teacups of sugar, whites of three eggs.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Wash the colored flannels, and hose, after the white, adding more hot water.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
A coastguard was sending up flash signals which faded into a pale twinkle as the white dawn crept over the water.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle

In poetry:

The roaring waters filled the ear,
A white blank foiled the sight.
Close-gathering shadows near, more near,
Brought the blind, awful night.
"Off Rough Point" by Emma Lazarus
Yes, by our own unstoried stream
The pink-white apple-blossoms burst
That saw the young Euphrates gleam,—­
That Gihon’s circling waters nursed.
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The reeds cling close, and my cradle sways,
And the white gull dips in the waters' barm,
And the heart asleep in the twilight haze
Feels not its earth-bonds, knows not alarm.
"Slack Tide" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
How poor I was: and yet no richer lover
Discovered joy so deep in earth and water;
And in the air that fades from blue to pearl,
And in a flower white-frocked like my small daughter.
"The Daisy" by Marya Zaturenska
For the great labour of growth, being many, is one;
One thing the white death and the ruddy birth;
The invisible air and the all-beholden sun,
And barren water and many-childed earth.
"Genesis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Now spreads the silver shroud the landscape o'er,
And tree and shrub are sheathed in white around;
Locked up in snow, the rill is seen no more,
No more its waters through the dell resound.
"The Snow Storm" by George Hannibal Temple

In news:

They return to Morning Becomes Eclectic to share songs from their new release, White Water, White Bloom.
Hudson River White Water Derby.
Germany Hannes Aigner paddles to Bronze in the Mens's Kayak (K1) at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Not just any vacation, white sands and turquoise water in luxurious fashion.
Maine's white-water rafting business has grown into a multi-million dollar business.
Maine's white-water rafting business has grown into a multi-million dollar business Magazine 1999 July.
They expect that the removal of the dam will allow for more rapids to create two white water areas.
White-water kayaking in north O.C.
White Water Marine, of Sayville, N.Y. Has been named the nation's newest dealer for Osprey Boat Company.
Builder selected White Water to represent them exclusively in New York.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Dean and Bette Premo have made music as White Water since 1985.
Scenes from Sunday's Mechanicville/Halfmoon Tenandeho Canoe Association White Water Derby.
24 Hour Forecast for White Water .
7-day Forecast for White Water .
STAR Team white water rescue practice.

In science:

The problems of this nature are of interest in diffusion tensor imaging, a brain imaging technique based on measuring the diffusion tensor at discrete locations in the cerebral white matter, where the diffusion of water molecules is typically anisotropic.
Integral curves of noisy vector fields and statistical problems in diffusion tensor imaging: nonparametric kernel estimation and hypotheses testing
The diffusion of ground water contaminants in soils or the diffusion of water in the grey and white matter of the brain (diffusion magnetic resonance imaging) are only two examples.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
Diffusion Weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) is able to quantify the anisotropic diffusion of water molecules in biological tissues such as the human brain white matter.
Local Water Diffusion Phenomenon Clustering From High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging (HARDI)
The application of the test to a T2 decay from human white matter, measured in vivo with an SNR of 650, demonstrated a solid detection of the signal below 40ms believed to be due to the myelin water.
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
The white sea ice reflects solar radiation back into space, but as the ice melts the dark water will absorb some of the light, warming and melting more ice.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion