from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wind moving in an eddy near a sail, a mountain, or any other object.
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-- In turning, was caught in an eddy-wind, rotten tail spin.
The sails, caught by the eddy-wind, were taken aback.
Just as she was losing her way, and would inevitably, through the force of the eddy-wind, have got stern-way on her, her headsails again felt the force of the gale, and, like a hound loosed from the leash, she started forward on her course.
In turning, was caught in an eddy-wind, rotten tail spin. ”