I depart as air ... I shake my locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies and drift it in lacy jags.
The moment was critical, for the wind was baffling, now wafting the sparks clear away, now whirling them in eddies around us.
Every now and then the wind blew in from the east picking up the dust in eddies.
There was a final despairing shriek, then the arms ceased to struggle and the eddies closed over the body.
In an instant I had shot out of the eddies and was skimming down the sky.
In these eddies salmon were congregated by the thousands, showing their black backs and fins an inch or two above the surface.
There were thousands of eddies and whirlpools, all suggestive of destruction.
It utilizes the energy due to the whirling velocity of the water which in most pumps is wasted in eddies in the discharge pipe.
They choked the aisles and carried him here and there at the mercy of their eddies.
Your line will get drowned somewhat until you know the tricks of the under-currents and eddies.
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.