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  • n. Plural form of backwash.


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  • I say if democrats pushing for an investigation backwashes into getting rid of democrats who are dirty – all the better.

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  • By the law of sympathy, he may have responded to -- shall I say backwashes of those thwarted tides.

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  • But these calls to what had once been remote, unvisited backwashes were becoming increasingly important.

    The Kaisho

  • At that season the river had sunk into its narrowest bed, and there were backwashes and sluggish channels full of light-green tinted water.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan

  • In spite of the stationary eddies or momentary backwashes we observe here and there, its stream moves in a definite direction, ever swelling and broadening.

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  • Broad currents of thought go on their way without being deflected by backwashes, or eddies or spurts into blind passages.

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  • Huge backwashes of power come hurtling along the transmission lines back to the plants, which can't be good.

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  • Pakistan and India from the sanctions backwashes have been the obstacles.

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  • Good grief, we haven’t even achieved it here in our amazing, space-age, fantabulous World of the Future®, so I hardly see how such a nebulous, unattainable thing will materialize in the dirt-poor backwashes of the third-world any time in the next century.

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  • You’re at an ideal height here, low enough to get good feed from the Agger reservoirs, but too high to be troubled by backwashes when the Tiber floods, and the size of the adjutage into the mains is larger than the water companies are supplying now — if the new blocks can even get connected to the mains, that is!

    The First Man in Rome


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