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  • n. Plural form of percolation.

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Examples

  • The group's campaigns, for example, reach out to immigrants and directly counter reactionary percolations of xenophobia among the dispossessed.

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  • While we would consider a decent health care check coming out of committee as a true miracle, we shall lay here as well as rebuilt to be wowed by supernatural coffee percolations, mail deliveries as well as doggie-walks.

    Morning Widdershins: Festivus for the Rest of Us The Widdershins

  • 'Bush's Brain,' the book which lays out Rove's history as a political operative makes clear that the latest percolations oozing from the McCain campaign have Rove's fingerprints all over them.

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  • And for their preparations, we have not only all manner of exquisite distillations, and separations, and especially by gentle heats, and percolations through divers strainers, yea, and substances; but also exact forms of composition, whereby they incorporate almost as they were natural simples.

    The New Atlantis

  • They had been going over the energy readouts and mysterious percolations of the engines for nearly half an hour, and Soleta had agreed to give the matter a good deal more study, particularly searching for potential analogs to other such occurrences in assorted vessels.

    Fire on High

  • The King's malicious mind may have started to percolate, and the results of such percolations were inevitably foul.

    Question Quest

  • They interpreted the tiny gravity hole as a natural phenomenon, one of the frequent wormhole percolations along the Rim's horizon, and they were able to ride his lynk through the gateway to the multiverse, arriving on earth shortly before he did.

    In Other Worlds

  • Schwee-archibi-kung of the Indians, are colored by percolations of surface-water, by which the coloring matter of various minerals and acids is brought to the face of the precipice, and it is reasonable to suppose that the drainage of the mountains behind the Devil's Cañon, sinking to similar beds of minerals, is thrown out by the volcano below in the shape of steam or mineral springs.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • All boats are obliged to anchor during the night either just inside the reefs or in the numerous coves along the coast, which are caused by the percolations of fresh water through the sandbeds of rivers into the sea, and these prevent the coral insect from erecting its continuous wall.

    Southern Arabia

  • Save for a drop of blood here and there, the stone stairway gave no clue; but when they had reached its summit and the subterranean path turned to the left, still in a tunnel of the solid rock, they marked on the ascending slope, slippery with percolations from the roof, a straight smear dragged over the muddy surface.

    The Red Redmaynes

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