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 for Eddies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eddy \Ed"dy\ ([e^]d"d[y^]), n.; pl. Eddies ([e^]d"d[i^]z).
     [Prob. fr. Icel. i[eth]a; cf. Icel. pref. i[eth]- back, AS.
     ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-; Goth. id-.]
     1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction
        contrary to the main current.
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     2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction;
        a whirlpool.
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              And smiling eddies dimpled on the main. --Dryden.
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              Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.
                                                    --Addison.
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     Note: Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds. --Dryden.
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