white squall


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white squall

n.
A sudden squall occurring in tropical or subtropical waters, characterized by the absence of a dark cloud and the presence of whitecapped waves or broken water.

white squall

n
(Physical Geography) a violent highly localized weather disturbance at sea, in which the surface of the water is whipped to a white spray by the winds
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But those chaps there are worse yet --they are your white squalls, they.
6 WHITE SQUALL (1996) JEFF BRIDGES stars as Captain "Skipper" Sheldon in director Ridley Scott's movie based on a true story about teenage boys on an ill-fated voyage on a school sailing trip.
But it was the plight of the crews of the Corsair and the aptly named White Squall that would make the most headlines.
I guess that's why White Squall looked like The Perfect Storm meets an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog.
He was cast in the 1995 big-screen thriller Crimson Tide and the 1996 film White Squall.
Christopher Sheldon, the courageous sailing captain and teacher whose tragic true story was recounted in the movie White Squall, was an active trustee with the Institute of General Semantics from the mid-1950s until his death in 2002.
The vessel, which is known for its role in films such as Bounty, starring Mel Gibson, Blue Lagoon and Ridley Scott's White Squall, was built in 1911 and is over 100ft long and 90ft tall from the waterline.
The Lakers have gone from listing in uncertain waters, to plunging in a white squall.
Though Matchstick Men has significantly less spectacle than some of his other movies, which include Blade Runner, Legend, Thelma and Louise, White Squall, GI Jane and Hannibal, he bridles when he recalls someone describing it as 'a small movie'.
In nautical language a white squall is a sudden, violent, wind and lightning storm that can snap a sturdy ship in two.
The morning Darley mares included White Squall, a three-year-old Caerleon filly boasting some distinguished ancestors.
Others who Craig took out included Michael Jackson, who chartered a boat to go snorkelling, Jeff Bridges, who went diving for a break during the making of the movie White Squall, and influential US politician Ross Perot.