The stepping-stones were scarcely seen above the brown waters that eddied around them.
It was as if the voices of generations of men yet echoed and eddied in the silent air.
Back and forth they swirled and eddied, and howled like wild things about carrion.
Then a swirl of other Mercutians anxious to get at the Earthman eddied him out of view.
Blinding dust clouds gathered and eddied down the wide avenue of this newer part of New York.
They circled and eddied and pushed, always staring angrily at the riders.
A soft whirring sound filled the room; the newspaper on the bed, dislodged, eddied to the floor; the wings were a mere white blur.
They swirled, eddied and formed a barricade between us and the armored men.
Everybody, with the exception of the three boys, was smoking, and a blue fog drifted and eddied through the atmosphere.
The wind still swirled and eddied into every nook and cranny.
mid-15c., Scottish ydy, possibly from Old Norse iða "whirlpool," from Proto-Germanic *ith- "a second time, again," which is related to the common Old English prefix ed- "again, backwards; repetition, turning" (forming such words as edðingung "reconciliation," edgift "restitution," edniwian "to renew, restore," edhwierfan "to retrace one's steps," edgeong "to become young again"). Cf. Old English edwielle "eddy, vortex, whirlpool." The prefix is cognate with Latin et, Old High German et-, Gothic iþ "and, but, however." Related: Eddies.
1810, from eddy (n.). Related: Eddied; eddying.
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence. See also vortex.