backwash

[ bak-wosh, -wawsh ]SEE DEFINITION OF backwash

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The water is not deep enough to drown him yet, if he is not carried away by the backwash.'

The backwash of civilization in the Orient is not our concern.

I must write you of what I have seen, the other side, the backwash.

One seems on the other side of creation's wall—in the backwash of the waters.

Does the Sahib know whither the backwash of the flood had borne me?

We were starting early to see the opening of the battle and its backwash.

By the backwash, it must be making for the dock and stair; the men in it, or one of them, for the Court.

By the backwash it must be making for the dock and stair; the men in it, or one of them, for the Court.

The cab took off with a rush that left Feldman in a backwash of slush and mud.

That short thoroughfare forms, as it were, a backwash for the traffic of Piccadilly.

WORD ORIGIN

1876, "motion of a receeding wave," from back (adj.) + wash (n.).

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