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We went white water rafting.
  frothy water — especially from rapids (water flowing rapidly downhill)
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  • We went white water rafting.
  • Spray struck their faces as they hit the white water.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • "White-water rafting," Mae answered.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In the stairwell, the floors and stairs below were a white-water river, a vortex of cascading waves.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • White-water rafting in the moat?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • A rush of rolling white water picked up the surfboard and raced it toward the sand.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • But then the river hits the wall, and white water sprays against Christina’s back.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • There was a small pool at the end of the river, dammed back by sand and full of white water-lilies and needle-like reeds.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • In his hands he carried on a large leaf as on a tray a small pile of white water-lilies.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The trail comes down to the riverbank just upstream from a narrow gorge, through which the Teklanika surges in a boil of white water.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Skin your eyes for him, men; look sharp for white water; if ye see but a bubble, sing out.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Many projects were just brilliant, ranging from you-are-there white-water rafting adventures to romantic gondola trips through Venice to rollerskating ninjas.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Lince Floated in that white water world, Guinivere upon the River Styx, tubes intruding wrists and nose, liquid-filled lifelines.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • In the times when the quick rains fell, it might become a freshet and send its column of white water crashing down the mountain cleft, but nearly always it was a lean little spring.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • They were standing at the edge of a bubbling brook that cut through the trees and fed into an octagonal pond dappled with white water lilies.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • But the reality was that for some years now he had been hurled along on the white water of Norman Cousins’ ferocious energy.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • An hour later, they had topped the ridge and hiked beyond the dangerous white water to where the Gaena River was once again calm and glassy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But scarcely had that island faded in blue air than I saw smoke and white water, with sound of waves in tumult- a sound the men heard, and it terrified them.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • March showed a white-water stream rushing pell-mell between snowy banks.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Ten yards out, the float line fell away and bobbled in a seam of white water along the surface of the bay.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • I ate the white meal, drank the white water, received the white smiles and wondered how it could all be.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • In the white water at the foot of the dam it was deep.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • The remaining wing revolved as ponderously as a grinding cement mixer as the plane plummeted nose downward in a straight line at accelerating speed until it struck the water, which foamed open at the impact like a white water lily on the dark-blue sea, and washed back in a geyser of apple-green bubbles when the plane sank.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As he said that, the woman started to curse in a flood of obscene invective that rolled over and around him like the hot white water splashing down from the sudden eruption of a geyser.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • …crumbled; His armour is shivered, His splendour is humbled! Though sword shall be rusted, And throne and crown perish With strength that men trusted And wealth that they cherish, Here grass is still growing, And leaves are yet swinging, The white water flowing, And elves are yet singing Come! Tra-la-la-lally! Come back to the valley! The stars are far brighter Than gems without measure, The moon is far whiter Than silver in treasure: The fire is more shining On hearth in the gloaming…
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Our horses ran like the little white water horses in the surf.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Toilets in modern water closets rise up from the floor like white water lilies.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Miriam Sassburger mixed the cocktails in one of those dismal, nakedly white water-pitchers which exist only in hotels.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Then, up behind the great black rock, almost every evening spurted irregularly, so that one had to watch for it and it was a delight when it came, a fountain of white water; and then, while one waited for that, one watched, on the pale semicircular beach, wave after wave shedding again and again smoothly, a film of mother of pearl.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • The white water tower was glazed pink and the grass was an unnatural green as if it were turning to glass.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • I let her tell me about a white-water trip she took one summer when she was seventeen.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The direwolf plunged in after him, and the white water turned red where they had vanished.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • As they neared the shore each bar rose, heaped itself, broke and swept a thin veil of white water across the sand.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • The shade of the massive white water tower shielded us from Summerville, but the day didn’t seem so sunny anymore.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Alessandro Giuliani was tall and unbent, and his buoyant white hair fell and floated about his head like the white water in the curl of a wave.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She slowly gained speed and altitude, and then a fountain of white water erupted behind her, and Eragon saw a pair of shiny gray jaws emerge from within the plume.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • She was rigid, her fingers clenched as Eugenides steered between rocks topped with foaming white water and sailed directly toward the cliffs, in which she could see no break or variation.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Carley saw deep, still green pools eddying under huge massed jumble of cliffs, and stretches of white water, and then, high above the treetops, a wild line of canyon rim, cold against the sky.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • It lay perhaps a thousand feet below him; and, plain as all the other features of that wild environment, there shone out a big red stone or adobe cabin, white water shining away between great borders, and horses and cattle dotting the levels.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • ] We dropped over a stretch of white water—or red water—and swerved to avoid a rock the size of Paddington Station.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • You don’t have milk, you have white water.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Farther upstream it’s white water, too rough for skimmers.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • You said it’s got white water?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • About her feel in wide vessels of green and brown earthenware, white water-lilies were floating, so that she seemed to be enthroned in the midst of a pool.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • You’re going to love the white water.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In the rapids they burst forth like athletes, making good progress against the white water as it churned around them, slapping it down with their strokes, moving always intently, surprised at their own strength.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It was wide enough for two motor cars to pass and it spanned, in solid-flung metal grace, a deep gorge at the bottom of which, far below, a brook leaped in white water through rocks and boulders down to the main stream of the pass.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • But the lights stayed on, and Tally’s nerves were soothed by the roar of white water, the cold slap of spray in her face, the thrill of bending her body through curve after curve in the moon-speckled darkness.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • You don’t have milk, you have white water.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • It did not look like a white water lily; it looked like what it was: the enlarged end of a sewer pipe.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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