noun, plural ed·dies.
verb (used with or without object), ed·died, ed·dy·ing.
Origin of eddy
Examples from the Web for eddies
I depart as air ... I shake my locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies and drift it in lacy jags.
Leaning over the edge of the rock, he saw a shoal of tiny fishes playing hide-and-seek in the eddies of the stream.
The world and its pageants are passing fast by me, like the eddies of that stream which flows beneath my window.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.|Charles James Lever
This was a river, marred with eddies and with drifting wood, and red with the soil.Lewis Rand|Mary Johnston
Again, "The men in the boats above see our trouble but they are caught in whirlpools, and are spinning about in eddies."Ancient Chinese account of the Grand Canyon, or course of the Colorado|Alexander M'Allan
What oceanic currents, eddies, underneath—the great tides of humanity also, with ever-shifting movements.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee