from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wavelet or ripple.


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  • A few oar-strokes distant lies a dam or water-break, where the whole lake is held under control by certain distant mills, towards which a sluggish stream goes winding on through miles of water-lilies.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861

  • "Well, we're sure to find it somewhere down that next hill," says Ann. "Probably near that water-break where you gave us such a hard jolt."

    Torchy and Vee

  • He saw where the smooth satin plane rippled to the first water-break, as the stream collected itself, deep and black, with the force of the water behind it, to flow beneath the bridge.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Unfortunately, his concentration wavered and when he should have set the first water-break as his first target on day five, he ultimately gifted his wicket wafting at a wide one.


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