Kuroshio current

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Ku·ro·shi·o Current

 (ko͝o-rō′shē-ō′)
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Noun1.Kuroshio Current - a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific oceanKuroshio current - a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
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No; it was not her hair: it was a black stream of something oozing from her basket, and it glistened like a slimy snake in the cold still rays of the moon.
It looked exanimate enough, with its idle wheel looming above the black stream dashed with yellow-white spume, and its cluster of sheds sagging under their white load.
the poem is that of "the black stream, catching a sunken rock/Flung