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seiche

 (sāsh, sēch)
n.
A wave that oscillates in lakes, bays, or gulfs from a few minutes to a few hours as a result of seismic or atmospheric disturbances.

[French dialectal, exposed lake bottom, probably from French sèche, feminine of sec, dry; see sec1.]

seiche

(seɪʃ)
n
(Physical Geography) a periodic oscillation of the surface of an enclosed or semi-enclosed body of water (lake, inland sea, bay, etc) caused by such phenomena as atmospheric pressure changes, winds, tidal currents, and earthquakes
[C19: from Swiss French, first used to describe the rise and fall of water in Lake Geneva; of obscure origin]

seiche

(seɪʃ)

n.
a random oscillation of the water of a lake, bay, etc., caused by wind or earthquake.
[1830–40; < Franco-Provençal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seiche - a wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay; caused by atmospheric or seismic disturbances
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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Separately, HRH the Crown Prince met Deputy US Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs Stephen Sieche and outlined Bahrain's achievements over the decade and how it aims to build on them to maintain the kingdom's status as a hub of democracy, open economy and freedom.
BNA) -- Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa today held a meeting with Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs Stephen Sieche.
Alles Tote (fuhlst du), alles Sieche ist betaubt von ihrem Wohl-Geruch.