Wind wave

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In fluid dynamics, wind waves, or wind-generated waves, are surface waves that occur on the free surface of bodies of water (like oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, canals, puddles or ponds).


  • Vieil océan. ... Si tes vagues sont quelque part en furie, plus loin, dans quelque autre zone, elles sont dans le calme le plus complet.
  • The breaking waves dashed high
    On a stern and rock-bound coast,
    And the woods against a stormy sky,
    Their giant branches toss'd.
    • Felicia Hemans, The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in New England (1826).
  • Each wave, instead of the big, smooth glossy mountain it looks from shore or from a vessel's deck, was for all the world like any range of hills on dry land, full of peaks and smooth places and valleys.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 554-57.
  • Ye waves
    That o'er th' interminable ocean wreathe
    Your crisped smiles.
    • Æschylus, Prometheus Chained, line 95. "The multitudinous laughter of the sea." As translation. by De Quincey. "The many-twinkling smile of ocean," is used by Keble—Christian Year. 2nd Sunday After Trinity.'
  • What are the wild waves saying,
    Sister, the whole day long,
    That ever amid our playing
    I hear but their low, lone song?
  • Whilst breezy waves toss up their silvery spray.
  • Come o'er the moonlit sea,
    The waves are brightly glowing.
  • Hitherto thou shalt come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
    • Job, XXXVIII. 11.

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