Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of roil.

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  • adj. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

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Examples

  • It requires nerve, as the milk ensures the superheated sugar rises in roiling fury up the sides of the saucepan, as a kind of white volcanic lava.

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  • Build it inside a ring of rocks or logs to hold the frying pan, and feed dry wood into the fire to keep the oil roiling, which is key for crispy fish.

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  • Then you had Watergate, so there was turbulence and all this sort of sense of the country kind of roiling all the time.

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  • Those on Wall Street had used their usual instrument - fear of 'roiling' the markets

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  • Their companions dropped their spectral hands without a thought, their memory fading like a frost, their lover roiling alone in her sheets, the guy at the bar asking “Did I order two?”

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  • Worry about liquidity is roiling the metals markets as expectations that euro-zone leaders will inject capital into the region's lenders fail to allay fears over the banking sector's health.

    Metal Market Loses Rose-Tinted Specs

  • At worst, I would end up falling off the bridge and into the roiling waters of the gorge below.

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  • France is under heavy pressure by international investors to rein in chronic budget deficits to reassure investors that the country won't be contaminated by the sovereign-debt crisis roiling Greece and other Southern European nations.

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  • What makes this trend a bit more like a board game is the roiling play between chicken-keeping practices and city ordinances.

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  • The biggest graft scandal roiling India involves the sale of telecom airwaves and Mr. Singh has repeatedly said that the telecom minister is specifically to blame.

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