from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Turbulent or frothy water, as in rapids or surf.

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  • n. Any turbulent or frothy water as found in river rapids or surf.
  • n. Turbulent conditions.


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  • The tops of such waves were maelstroms of churning white water which seethed madly as they crashed and foamed under the frigate's stern.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • The Dathrorrj Triplets stood essentially untraveled; a bruised, battered, chipped, and scored no-Dwarra’s-land stretching essentially intact across the boiling, surging white water of the snowmelt-fed Pedetp.

    Running from the Deity

  • Visit Mount Kinabalu, home to the world's richest orchid flora and largest single flower in the world, the Rafflesia or go white water river rafting at Padas River, see Orang Utans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and dive at Sipadan, one of the world's top dive spots.

  • The white water flowers of Ch'ang Lo stroll together at sunset

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • Where he was from, the word river meant rocks and moss and the sound of white water moving fast under the spell of a great deal of collected gravity.

    Cold Mountain

  • When Richard explained snow as flakes of frozen white water that fell from the sky and covered the ground with a cottony blanket, some people turned huffy, thinking he was making a joke at their expense.

    Men Don't Leave Me


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