DRIFT


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AcronymDefinition
DRIFTDutch Research Institute for Transitions (Erasmus University; Rotterdam, Netherlands)
DRIFTDiffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform
DRIFTDirectional Recoil Identification from Tracks
DRIFTDownstream Response to Imposed Flow Transformations (environmental methodology)
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She turned her clear brown eyes upon him, and was regarding him with such manifest unconsciousness of the drift of his speech, and, withal, a little vague impatience of his archness, that Mr.
On the evening of the day on which I had seen Miss Scatcherd flog her pupil, Burns, I wandered as usual among the forms and tables and laughing groups without a companion, yet not feeling lonely: when I passed the windows, I now and then lifted a blind, and looked out; it snowed fast, a drift was already forming against the lower panes; putting my ear close to the window, I could distinguish from the gleeful tumult within, the disconsolate moan of the wind outside.
The physician had done his best to encourage her; but she had understood the drift of his questions more clearly than he supposed, and she knew that he looked to the future with more than ordinary doubt.
On the whole we deemed it the better course to lie where we were, until within an hour or so of the steamer's time, and then to get out in her track, and drift easily with the tide.
But, now thou knowest my drift, thou wilt resume thine own original plan, wilt thou not?
Most of the soil had been washed away or buried in drift after the removal of the trees; only where the streamlet ran down from the kettle a thick bed of moss and some ferns and little creeping bushes were still green among the sand.
And so today we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drift, and a new season of American renewal has begun.
I had no means of reaching the land unless I should chance to drift there.
Because "grow" is the right word for the long drift of a cable emerging aslant under the strain, taut as a bow-string above the water.
The crew were now so worn down by famine and thirst, that the captain saw it would be impossible for them to withstand the breaking of the sea, when the ship should ground; he deemed the only chance for their lives, therefore, was to get to land in the canoes, and stand ready to receive and protect the wreck when she should drift ashore.
He imagined he was not moving, so insensibly did the monster drift with the air about it.
He thought it was a piece of floating paper, perhaps part of the kite, and wondered idly how long it would take to drift ashore.