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A small wave on the surface of a liquid.  Synonyms: riffle, ripple, rippling.

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"Wavelet" Quotes from Famous Books

... nature that rapid desiccation would convert it into a tough, leathery substance, it melts at the sight of the sun, leaving as a relic of existence its last meal—a handful of grit-covered with a transparent film of varnish, which the first wavelet of the flowing tide dissolves. Yet on the reef in a pool such an individual endures complacently water heated to a temperature of 108. Though feeble and of such readily dissolvable texture, bche-de-mer may be regarded as among the mightiest ...
— My Tropic Isle • E J Banfield

Words linked to "Wavelet" :   riffle, moving ridge, wave

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