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wild water

  1. turbulent water in a river, esp as an area for navigating in a canoe as a sport
  2. (as modifier): wild-water racing
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  • "They—they ain't worth no ten dollars," wild water said slowly.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • They had no guide but the breaking of the wild water on each side of them.

  • Only a crew of the most skilled paddlers had a chance in that wild water; and such a crew was obedient to the Indian.

    The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
  • wild water shook his head sadly and helped himself to the beans.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • "An' don't forget—compliments of me," wild water concluded, relaxing his detaining clutch on the proprietor's shoulder.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • For the moment it seemed that wild water was going to burst or have apoplexy.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • "But suppose I did want to vote twelve hundred shares," wild water was arguing half an hour later.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • wild water paused, with uplifted pen, as he was about to sign.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • "Look here, you two," wild water said in a burst of confidence.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • I'll get wild water here at two o'clock to take delivery of eggs.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London

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