The skis, through the eddying snow, yelled frantically to the sleigh to give room.
All without and within the man was eddying, swirling blackness.
Nowhere can one see in any direction more than a dozen yards away; all beyond is wrapped in swirling, eddying fog-bank.
The pool is formed by the eddying of the stream round a rock.
It was no longer stagnant now, but seething and eddying like a whirlpool.
My gaze was bewildered by the endless, eddying stream of birds.
It would be high water directly, and the gale was still driving in the frantic sea, boiling and eddying.
The eddying, swirling, hissing water was dragging at her feet.
To birds of prey shalt thou be left, or borne down sunk in the eddying water, where hungry fish shall suck thy wounds.'
I could only hope that it would not turn over in the eddying waters.
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.