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white water

[cf. Cayman "Where the white water begins refers to the reef" (Kohlman 1969:26); cf. OED 1803 Bah. quot. idem, others 'water with breakers or foam, as in shallows or rapids'] n. shallow water over an ocean floor of white sand: 1917 Sea fans. . .grow luxuriantly wherever there is "white water"(Defries v). 1963 The waters between the mainland and the cays are comparatively shallow and called "white water" to distinguish them from the dark blue water of the outer ocean (Cottman 131). cf. DARK WATER (Gen.)

Tags: geography, nautical, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-23 23:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Added at: 2016-12-05 02:52