rippling

Definitions

  • "The Little Waves or Ripples."
    "The Little Waves or Ripples."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rippling a small wave on the surface of a liquid
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rippling An eddy caused by conflicting currents or tides; a tide-rip.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rippling an eddy caused by conflicting currents or tides—also adj.adv. Ripp′lingly
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Quotations

  • Grant M. Bright
    Grant M. Bright
    “How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?”
  • John V. Politis
    John V. Politis
    “We come and go just like ripples in a stream.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Variant of earlier rimple, A.S. hrimpan, to wrinkle, pa.p. hrumpen.

Usage

In literature:

The rippling water-rays, or fertilizing tears, appear on the solar discs.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
There was no sound save the barking of a dog and the ripple of the river.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
He saw the vee of ripples headed straight for the rocks where he balanced.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
The waves rippled and the rocking skiff glided over the broad expanse of waters which, on the south side, appeared endless.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
The little bride laughed her rippling laugh.
"The Man and the Moment" by Elinor Glyn
Every time a ripple would break about her knees she would scream and run back out of the way.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
It glistened and rippled under the brilliant sunshine.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
A ripple stirred all those waiting people, as a wind stirs a field of wheat, a movement of settling and attention.
"The Black Pearl" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Along the gunwale there was a constant ripple and gurgle.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
But too late; I have drawn a bead on his rippling shoulder and fired.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
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In poetry:

--Lo, where Rhodri and Owain await thee!--The foe
Slips nearing in silence: one flash--and one blow!
And the ripple that passes wafts down to the Wye
The last prayer of Llywelyn, the nation's last sigh.
"The Dirge Of Llywelyn" by Francis Turner Palgrave
The stream is flowing from the west;
As if it poured from yonder skies,
It wears upon its rippling breast
The sunset's golden dyes;
And bearing onward to the sea,
'T will clasp the isle that holdeth thee.
"The Stream Is Flowing From The West" by Henry Timrod
The scent of the forest, the rippling streams;
The butterflies flitting through the shaking tree-dreams;
The twittering of birds and the smell of carrion;
The pale morning sky and the roar of a lion. . . .
"The Ape" by Walter James Turner
I climbed a forest path and found
A dim cave in the dripping ground,
Where dwelt the spirit of cool sound,
Who wrought with crystal triangles,
And hollowed foam of rippled bells,
A music of mysterious spells.
"The Forest Way" by Madison Julius Cawein
In starry night, or soft moon-beam,
In mossy bank, or rippling stream,
In balmy breeze or fragrant flower,
Though dearer hands may deck the bower,
In all that's sweet or fair to thee,
Sing not for others but for me.
"Sing Not For Others But For Me" by Lady Caroline Lamb
The slightest movement of the breeze
Which bends the flowers or shakes the trees,
Or ripples river, lake, or stream,
Would man but listen—speaks of Him,
As does the loud tornado, when
It thunders down the echoing glen.
"God Everywhere" by John Bowring

In news:

The ripple effect of the credit crunch .
Increased scrutiny of sugar is having a ripple effect on the public health debate.
A plunge in crude-oil prices rippled through financial markets, leaving traders confused and regulators seeking answers.
Toxic Chinese drywall has ripple effect in real estate market for home buyers and sellers.
RiPPLe Effect art walk kicks off bridge event.
TACOMA, Washington — Day 1 of legalized marijuana passed with barely a ripple in the South Sound.
Day 1 of legalized marijuana passed with barely a ripple in the South Sound.
DeMint's Exit Creates Political Ripples, Raises Questions For Tea Party.
Gastric bypass surgery may have a ripple effect.
Goose Creek decision has ripple effect.
Gerig said installation of new parking meter s will begin in downtown Indianapolis and Broad Ripple the first week of March.
Health just isn't about rippling muscle mass plus the physique creating.
View all Ripple 's Chart History.
Try them with one of Ripple 's clever cocktails.
Battery Saver Low Ripple HO.
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In science:

EUV waves, being associated with CMEs, occur in tandem with an extensive ’zoo’ of other phenomena (e.g., core and extended dimmings, stationary brightenings, deflections and oscillations, multiple fronts and ripples, flows, etc).
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
An accelerated expansion phase based on the generalized gravity in the early universe drives microscopic quantum fluctuations inside a causal domain to expand into macroscopic ripples in the spacetime metric on scales larger than the local horizon.
The Origin of Structures in Generalized Gravity
Following their generation from quantum fluctuations, the ripples in the metric spend a long period outside the causal domain.
The Origin of Structures in Generalized Gravity
More critical are fast changes of the detector efficiency due to e.g. a ripple on the bias voltage.
Optical Quantum Random Number Generator
Ripple lemma Suppose that M is smoothly embedded in Q and that q −n ≥ 1 and that R, ε > 0 are any given real numbers.
The compression theorem II: directed embeddings
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