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Black Stream

noun

Japan Current

noun
1.
a warm ocean current in the Pacific, flowing N along the E coast of Taiwan, NE along the E coast of Japan, and continuing in an easterly direction into the open Pacific.
Also called Japan Stream, Kuroshio, Black Stream.
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  • But for my glass, I should have taken them for a Black Stream marked with white rocks.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • A Black Stream gushed forward, reached the fire, and the room was a roaring furnace.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • The pair fell back on either side of the Black Stream that gushed out like water.

    Peccavi E. W. Hornung
  • In front, a bit of trodden-down mud and a Black Stream, in which dirty ducks and dirtier children paddled.

    Mrs. Dorriman, Volume 1 of 3 Julie Bosville Chetwynd
  • At the very next dip she upset it, and its contents spread in a Black Stream over her exercise-book.

    Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
  • Our guides had placed a double row of lights over the orchestral bridge, which were reflected on the Black Stream beneath.

    Over the Ocean Curtis Guild
  • For a time a Black Stream of men eddied in the moonlight round the bishop's coach, like a torrent breaking round a boulder.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • A long, Black Stream of carriages poured down the avenue, intersected here and there by other streams, tending horizontally.

  • Farther down, the walls of earth grew dark and finally a Black Stream ran between them.

  • Perverse poets angle along the Black Stream: their hollow skulls serve as boxes for worms.

    The Book of Masks Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for Black Stream

Japan Current

noun
1.
a warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the E coast of Japan towards the North Pacific Also called Kuroshio
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Black Stream in Science
Japan Current
  (jə-pān')   
A branch of the North Equatorial Current that flows northeast from the Philippine Sea, north along the eastern shore of Taiwan, past southeastern Japan, and onward to the North Pacific. Its warm air moderates the climate of Taiwan and Japan. Also called Kuroshio Current. See more at equatorial current, gyre.

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