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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eddy  \Ed"dy\,  n.;  pl  {Eddies}.  [Prob.  fr  Icel.  i?a;  cf  Icel. 
  pref.  i?-  back  AS  ed-,  OS  idug-,  OHG.  ita-;  Goth.  id-.] 
  1.  A  current  of  air  or  water  running  back  or  in  a  direction 
  contrary  to  the  main  current. 
 
  2.  A  current  of  water  or  air  moving  in  a  circular  direction; 
  a  whirlpool. 
 
  And  smiling  eddies  dimpled  on  the  main.  --Dryden. 
 
  Wheel  through  the  air,  in  circling  eddies  play. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Note:  Used  also  adjectively;  as  eddy  winds.  --Dryden. 




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