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Word: turbid

Definition: (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick


Sentences Containing 'turbid'

Mr. Stryver shouldered his way through the law, like some great engine forcing itself through turbid water, and dragged his useful friend in his wake, like a boat towed astern.
This was the mouth of the Missouri,`that savage river,'which`descending from its mad career through a vast unknown of barbarism, poured its turbid floods into the bosom of its gentle sister.'
As he drifted down the turbid current, between the low and marshy shores, the brackish water changed to brine, and the breeze grew fresh with the salt breath of the sea.
I leave a white and turbid wake; pale waters, paler cheeks, where'er I sail.
Nevertheless, upon Stubb setting the anchor-watch after his supper was concluded; and when, accordingly, Queequeg and a forecastle seaman came on deck, no small excitement was created among the sharks; for immediately suspending the cutting stages over the side, and lowering three lanterns, so that they cast long gleams of light over the turbid sea, these two mariners, darting their long whaling-spades, kept up an incessant murdering of the sharks,* by striking the keen steel deep into their skulls, seemingly their only vital part.

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