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Word: swell

Definition: long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.


Sentences Containing 'swell'

An instant more, and all four boats were diagonically in the whale's immediate wake, while stretching from them, on both sides, was the foaming swell that he made.
And gravely glancing at Mr. Darcy,``There is a fine old saying, which everybody here is of course familiar with:`Keep your breath to cool your porridge'; and I shall keep mine to swell my song.''
And how these complacent baldheads WOULD swell, and brag, and lie, and date back ten, fifteen, twenty years, and how they did enjoy the effect produced upon the marveling and envying youngsters!
As Spike and Buffy kiss, a swell of music accompanies them, similar to the ending of "Gone with the Wind".
As the door opened, the sound of a guzla reached the ears of the young men, but was almost immediately lost, for the rapid closing of the door merely allowed one rich swell of harmony to enter.
Axons swell at some sites and are compressed at others, leading to a beaded appearance.
Black Point Beach, located just east of the point, is a surfing location featuring heavy swell that sometimes gets hollow.
Dod dern my skin, I'LL learn you to swell yourself up and blow around here about your dod derned ORDERS!
Five years ago, lodged in an attic; live in a swell house now, with a mansard roof, and all the modern inconveniences.'
For example, the Choir-Swell division is usually played from the Choir manual, but it has been duplexed stop key for stop key to the Swell manual, so that all the stops can also be played from there as the Swell-Choir, no matter what stops are drawn on the Choir manual. The same is true for the Great-Solo, which is usually played from the Great manual, but can also be played as the Solo-Great from the Solo manual. Although the four Gallery divisions can be played from any manual, their "home" is the Bombard manual. Not only are they the only divisions playable from it, but its keyslip contains the pistons for the Gallery organ.
He seemed to swell and grow before my eyes; the room seemed full of the echoes of his voice; and the strange feeling (to which, perhaps, no one is quite a stranger) that all this had occurred before, at some indefinite time, and that I knew what he was going to say next, took possession of me.
High o'er the towering pines our voices swell, Praising those Gothic spires, we love so well.
His deep chest heaved as with a ground-swell; his tossed arms seemed the warring elements at work; and the thunders that rolled away from off his swarthy brow, and the light leaping from his eye, made all his simple hearers look on him with a quick fear that was strange to them.
I had reached that stage of sleepiness when Peggotty seemed to swell and grow immensely large.
I saw there none of the swell airs and graces, and ostentatious displays of money, and pompous squanderings of it, which used to distinguish the steamboat crowd from the dry land crowd in the bygone days, in the thronged billiard rooms of St. Louis.
In late 2009, the band appeared on The Swell Season's album, Strict Joy.
Instead of sledging batsmen he quoted Wordsworth: "For still, the more he works, the more/Do his weak ankles swell".
It has 1,235 stop tabs controlling 587 flue stops, 265 reed stops, 35 melodic percussions, 46 non-melodic percussions, 164 couplers, 18 tremolos, 120 swell pedal selectors for the 6 swell pedals controlling 15 swell boxes, and a stop crescendo pedal. The console is also the only one in the world with 7 manuals.
It is well known for its beach resorts, like Punta del Diablo or La Esmeralda, which swell with visitors during the summer holidays.
Krause noted that both medical cases were confusing, assessing that "it would have been nice to learn more about the severe dehydration that caused the runner's legs to swell."
Light and heat differ as much as the short, choppy waves of the ocean and the slow, long swell of the ocean, but not more so.
Mrs. Markleham, by this time recovering the power of speech, and seeming to swell with family pride and motherly indignation, here exclaimed, 'Annie, get up immediately, and don't disgrace everybody belonging to you by humbling yourself like that, unless you wish to see me go out of my mind on the spot!'
Nevertheless, he stuck to their wake, though indeed their back water must have retarded him, because the white-bone or swell at his broad muzzle was a dashed one, like the swell formed when two hostile currents meet.
None of the divisions is expressive (contained within a swell box).
Of plebeian lineages I have nothing to say, save that they merely serve to swell the number of those that live, without any eminence to entitle them to any fame or praise beyond this.
On each soft side--coincident with the parted swell, that but once leaving him, then flowed so wide away--on each bright side, the whale shed off enticings.
One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, though it may seem but an ordinary one.
Only a slight oily swell rose and fell like a gentle breathing, and showed that the eternal sea was still moving and living.
Running in among them to swell the ranks, I was very near the chaise when it rolled away; and I had a lively impression made upon me, in the midst of the noise and dust, of having seen Mr. Jack Maldon rattle past with an agitated face, and something cherry-coloured in his hand.
That instant, as he fell on the whale's slippery back, the boat righted, and was dashed aside by the swell, while Radney was tossed over into the sea, on the other flank of the whale.
The bottom five keys on the Swell manual (GGG to BBB,) are in place mainly for cosmetic reasons, as there are no pipes, in most ranks, for those notes.
The boy asked for a paper, which was thrown to him, and the couple pushed their tiny craft out into the swell of the boat.
The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
The ferryman (Passeur) arrives and Ourrias impatiently gets aboard. The waters swell, and as the boatman reminds Ourrias of his crime, the boat sinks beneath the waves.
The king's duds was all black, and he did look real swell and starchy.
The long, slow swell of the ocean would correspond with the longer, slower waves which travel out from the sun, and which on reaching us are interpreted as heat.
The lowest two lower (Choir and Great) have a range of seven octaves, and the next lowest (Swell) has a range of six octaves, while the rest have a normal five octave range.
The patron turned towards his vessel, which was rolling on the swell in the little harbor, and, with sails partly set, would be ready for sea when her toilet should be completed.
The prisoner walked to and fro in his cell, counting its measurement, and the roar of the city arose like muffled drums with a wild swell of voices added to them.
The strings of eggs absorb water and swell in size, and small tadpoles hatch out after a fortnight to three weeks.
Then the iron hearted man felt his heart swell in his breast; a flame seemed to rush from his throat to his eyes, he bent his head and wept.
Then they raked it into the bag again, and I see the king begin to swell himself up for another speech.
There is a kind of swell medieval bulliness and tinsel about it that pleases his gaudy barbaric soul.
There is no estimating the pride I took in this grandeur, or the affection that began to swell and grow in me for those people.
There, with the help of Constantine and his brothers, they collected troops from his duchy and other parts of Tuscany, in addition to arming a group of peasants to swell his numbers.
These winds can be observed on satellite pictures such as scatterometer wind measurements, they influence waves which then propagate as swell and sometimes observed away (such as in the Galapagos Islands).
These winds cause waves which then propagate as swell and are sometimes observed away (e.g., in Galapagos Islands).
This type of crane vessel was much less sensitive to sea swell, so that it was possible to operate on the North Sea during the winter months.
Vessels are also subject to ocean surface waves and sea swell as well as effects of wind and weather.
Well, well, my dear comrade and twin-brother, thought I, as I drew in and then slacked off the rope to every swell of the sea--what matters it, after all?

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