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In this view, play is to creativity what genetic drift is to evolution and what heat is to self-assembling molecules.
WHY IT PAYS TO PLAY AROUND - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGANDREAS WAGNERDECEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
The random rise or fall of gene variants in a population is known as genetic drift.
HOW NEUTRAL THEORY ALTERED IDEAS ABOUT BIODIVERSITYCHRISTIE WILCOXDECEMBER 8, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
A handmade soap booth sent drifts of lavender into the unseasonably warm air.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SPOTLIGHTS PANDEMIC-INSPIRED ENTREPRENEURSHIPEMILY DAVIESNOVEMBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
To make matters worse, ankle monitors are prone to technical glitches such as signal loss and drift, prohibitively short battery life, and inaccurate alerts sent to monitoring agencies.
COVID-19 HAS LED TO A WORRISOME UPTICK IN THE USE OF ELECTRONIC ANKLE MONITORSAMY NORDRUMOCTOBER 8, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Conditions in Oregon are unprecedented, with fire and smoke drift threatening every wine-producing region in the state, according to the Oregon Wine Board.
WILDFIRES, TRADE WARS, COVID-19: THE 2020 GLOBAL WINE HARVEST MAY GO DOWN AS THE MOST CHALLENGING YETBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Quite a number of sandeaters, as time passed, seemed to drift in and out of the back room.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
For all that Marius had no Italian he understood the drift of the words, assisted as they were by the man's expressive gesture.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
And they will jump into the air from the verge of high banks, and land on the drift at the bottom with perfect balance.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Their effect is, however, probably small as compared with that massive drift which we have now to note.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
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WORDS RELATED TO DRIFT

  • adit
  • burrow
  • channel
  • crawl space
  • crawlway
  • crosscut
  • drift
  • hole
  • hole in the wall
  • mine
  • passage
  • pit
  • shaft
  • subway
  • tube
  • underpass
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