spindrift

spindrift
[ˈspɪndrɪft]
spindrift пена или брызги морской воды spoondrift: spoondrift = spindrift spindrift attr.: spindrift clouds перистые облака spindrift attr.: spindrift clouds перистые облака

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  • Spindrift — usually refers to spray, particularly to the spray blown from cresting waves during a gale. This spray, which drifts in the direction of the gale, is one of the characteristics of a wind speed of 8 Beaufort and higher at sea.Relatedly, spindrift… …   Wikipedia

  • Spindrift — Spin drift, n. Same as {Spoondrift}. The ocean waves are broken up by wind, ultimately producing the storm wrack and spindrift of the tempest tossed sea. J. E. Marr. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindrift — c.1600, Scottish formation from verb spene, alteration of spoon to sail before the wind (1570s, of uncertain origin) + DRIFT (Cf. drift). Common in English writers from c 1880, probably at first under the influence of W. Black s novels [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • spindrift — ► NOUN 1) spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind. 2) driving snow. ORIGIN from archaic spoondrift, from spoon «run before wind or sea» + DRIFT(Cf. ↑drift) …   English terms dictionary

  • spindrift — [spin′drift΄] n. [earlier spenedrift, Scot var. of spoondrift < spoon, to scud (< ?) + DRIFT] spray blown from a rough sea or surf …   English World dictionary

  • spindrift — Spoondrift Spoon drift ( dr[i^]ft), n. [Spoom + drift.] Spray blown from the tops of waves during a gale at sea; also, snow driven in the wind at sea; written also {spindrift}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindrift — /ˈspɪndrɪft/ (say spindrift) noun spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea. Also, spoondrift. {spin1 + drift} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • spindrift — noun Etymology: alteration of Scots speendrift, from speen to drive before a strong wind + English drift Date: 1823 1. sea spray; especially spray blown from waves during a gale 2. fine wind borne snow or sand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spindrift — /spin drift /, n. spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea. Also, spoondrift. [1590 1600; var. of Scots speendrift SPOONDRIFT] * * * …   Universalium

  • spindrift — noun sea spray blown from the tops of waves by the wind …   Wiktionary

  • spindrift — Synonyms and related words: breakers, collar, foam, froth, head, lather, meringue, mousse, offscum, plash, puff, scud, scum, sea foam, shower, slosh, soapsuds, souffle, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, spoondrift, spray, sprinkle, spume,… …   Moby Thesaurus

Книги

  • Spun-yarn and spindrift, Holland Norah M. Книга представляет собой репринтное издание. Несмотря на то, что была проведена серьезная работа по восстановлению первоначального качества издания, на некоторых страницах могут обнаружиться… Подробнее  Купить за 686 руб


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