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white water

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Definition frothy water — especially from rapids (water flowing rapidly downhill)
  • We went white water rafting.
white water = frothy water — especially from rapids (water flowing rapidly down hill)
  • Spray struck their faces as they hit the white water.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • white water = frothy water (like in rapids)
  • 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
  • In the stairwell, the floors and stairs below were a white-water river, a vortex of cascading waves.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • "You don't have milk, you have white water.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • White-water rafting in the moat?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • ] 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The direwolf plunged in after him, and the white water turned red where they had vanished.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Toilets in modern water closets rise up from the floor like white water lilies.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • "White-water rafting," Mae answered.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In the white water at the foot of the dam it was deep.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • March showed a white-water stream rushing pell-mell between snowy banks.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Miriam Sassburger mixed the cocktails in one of those dismal, nakedly white water-pitchers which exist only in hotels.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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