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undertoe

(ŭn′dĕr-tō) [″ + ta, toe]
The displacement of the great toe underneath the others.
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Winds and undertows can cause serious problems even for professional swimmers.
As the eight- to 10-foot waves battered 16-year-old Esther and 20-year-old Josephine, they were rendered helpless by the undertow pulling them beneath the surface.
Call of the Undertow allowed me to mesh maps, the power of particular landscapes, folk stories and damaged lives into an unsettling story.
Raskin cited various statistics to describe this undertow.
For example, if you misjudged a surf run and flew off the wall of waves, you'd be sucked right back in by the undertow and be- come stuck in a seaside spin cycle.
The currents that may affect you, as you swim ashore, are rip currents and undertows.
A dangerous undertow existed at the location where (he) drowned," said the lawsuit filed on behalf of his mother, Mariz Meza.
It's fun to rent one of the boats for a tour of the lake, but never swim in it, as this lake is known to have a dangerous undertow.
This was beautifully paced and imaginatively balanced throughout, but one would have wished to have actually heard the lugubrious gong intended to underpin a heart-stopping undertow from lower strings and timpani.
The undertow, while surreptitious in nature, will have a direct, unconcealed impact on both commercial and residential real estate.
Whatever its satiric undertow, Ye Olde Ruin, 2003-2004, one of two immense Paul Noble drawings included in "Ecstasy," offers an unabashedly fantastic otherworld of abstract machines, hermetic eggs, and Boschean play.
Yet it is essential if this country is to be one in which we can all live together without being terrified by an undertow of uncaring violence of which Happy Slapping is only the most recent and obscene example.