Synonyms for eddy

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Ump shouted to turn down into the eddy, and I swung El Mahdi around.

In the vortex of the eddy the delusion of the vast cone was more pronounced.

With him we broke through the circle of steers forcing into the centre of the eddy.

This is soon done and the men in the boats in the eddy pull us to their side.

I think we can pass the other boats down by us, and catch them in the eddy.

At half-past twelve Tom Clute was swept over the dam into the eddy.

Eddy, isn't that the serenading fellow who goes on singing till they hang him?

You'll hit that eddy and land out in the middle, if you don't.

But Towzer did not like to play horse, and tried to shake Eddy off.

All at once the dog gave a spring, and threw Eddy off into a puddle of water.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., Scottish ydy, possibly from Old Norse iða "whirlpool," from Proto-Germanic *ith- "a second time, again," which is related to the common Old English prefix ed- "again, backwards; repetition, turning" (forming such words as edðingung "reconciliation," edgift "restitution," edniwian "to renew, restore," edhwierfan "to retrace one's steps," edgeong "to become young again"). Cf. Old English edwielle "eddy, vortex, whirlpool." The prefix is cognate with Latin et, Old High German et-, Gothic "and, but, however." Related: Eddies.

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verbfoam, froth up, especially with sound
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