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.
"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."
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.
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.