Maelstrom

A maelstrom (m or m) is a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water. A free vortex, it has considerable downdraft. The power of tidal whirlpools tends to be exaggerated by laymen. There are few stories of large ships ever being sucked into a maelstrom, although smaller craft are in danger. Despite this, tsunami or sinkhole-generated...
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Maelstrom

• (n.) A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway. • (n.) Also Fig. ; as, a maelstrom of vice.
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Maelstrom

[1992 video game] Maelstrom is a 1992 clone of Asteroids with an improved interface and better graphics. Many of Ambrosia`s subsequent shareware titles followed in a similar formula. It was created using THINK C and uses 18,000 lines of C code with 9,000 lines of inline assembler. Sam Lantinga created a GPL port that runs on many operating ...
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Maelstrom

[role playing game] Maelstrom is a role-playing game by Alexander Scott, originally published in 1984 by Puffin Books as a single soft cover book (ISBN 0140318119 ; ISBN 978-0-14-031811-1). The game is set in a 16th to 17th century British setting - the Tudor Period and the Elizabethan era - although the rules can be adapted to other locati...
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Maelstrom

Mael'strom noun [ Norw., a whirlpool.] 1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway. 2. Also Fig. ; as, a maelstrom of vice.
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maelstrom

a powerful circular current of water
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Maelstrom

Famous whirlpool off the coast of Nor-way in the Lofoten Islands between Moskenesoy and Mosken.
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maelstrom

maelstrom 1. A violent or turbulent situation: 'The country was caught in the maelstrom of war.' 2. A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence. 3. A situation marked by confusion, turbulence, strong feelings, violence, or destruction. 4. Etymology: from obsolete Dutch malen, 'to grind, to whirl' (from Middle Dutch) + Dutch stroom, 'stream'.
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Maelstrom

Maelstrom, whirlpool, Norway: see Moskenstraumen.
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Maelstrom

marine channel and strong tidal current of the Norwegian Sea, in the Lofoten islands, northern Norway. Flowing between the islands of Moskenesøya ... [2 related articles]
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Maelstrom

The maelstrom is an ocean current between the Norwegian islands of Moskenas and Mosken, in the Lofoden group.
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