< /ˈwɪl ki/, 1824–89, English novelist.
- Mary (Morse) BakerMrs. GloverMrs. Patterson, 1821–1910, U.S. founder of the Christian Science Church.
- Also Ed·die. a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.
- a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
- Michael. 1890–1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
- (William) Wilkie. 1824–89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
- William. 1721–59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism
noun plural -dies
- a movement in a stream of air, water, or other fluid in which the current doubles back on itself causing a miniature whirlwind or whirlpool
- a deviation from or disturbance in the main trend of thought, life, etc, esp one that is relatively unimportant
verb -dies, -dying or -died
- to move or cause to move against the main current
- Mary Baker. 1821–1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)
“iced gin drink served in a tall glass” (called a Collins glass), 1940, American English; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname (12c.) is from a masc. proper name, a diminutive of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas.
1810, from eddy (n.). Related: Eddied; eddying.
mid-15c., Scottish ydy, possibly from Old Norse iða “whirlpool,” from Proto-Germanic *ith- “a second time, again,” which is related to the common Old English prefix ed- “again, backwards; repetition, turning” (forming such words as edðingung “reconciliation,” edgift “restitution,” edniwian “to renew, restore,” edhwierfan “to retrace one’s steps,” edgeong “to become young again”). Cf. Old English edwielle “eddy, vortex, whirlpool.” The prefix is cognate with Latin et, Old High German et-, Gothic iþ “and, but, however.” Related: Eddies.
- A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence. See also vortex.