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  • n. Plural form of updraft.


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  • These upward and downward movements (called updrafts and downdrafts) start to form verticals "walls" in the liquid.

  • But Messrs. Truman, Reagan and Clinton all benefited from the updrafts of a recovering economy.

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  • A falcon rode the updrafts, its mournful call only adding to her loneliness.

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  • The eagles, falcons and pelicans loved windy days and threw themselves into the sky, catching updrafts that took them to dizzying heights.

    Bird Cloud

  • Inside a thunderstorm are strong updrafts of warm air and downdrafts of cold air.

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  • She whooped and screamed on the updrafts and choked with laughter when Inez was startled by another falling falcon.

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  • If the updrafts are strong enough they will continue this process for long periods of time allowing the hail to accumulate more and more moisture.

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  • When updrafts are this strong it becomes possible to suspend large hail for long periods of time further adding moisture to the hail, sometimes building it to incredible sizes.

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  • And Ned Davis has done some great research showing this, how when we emerge out of a bear market, it's usually low-quality stocks lead the way first in two violent updrafts, and then they flame out and we go to quality.

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  • I see the outstretched buzzard but not what the buzzard sees committed to his updrafts and circling for carrion



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