drifts


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drifts

(drifts),
Slow ocular movements of greater amplitude than flicks, occurring during ocular fixation.
Synonym(s): drift movements
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Nearer still, following the drift, an iceberg rears its crags and pinnacles to the sky; here, glittering in the moonbeams; there, looming dim and ghost-like in the ashy light.
She drifted in one direction, and he was borne off in another, both cheering.
It drifted about till it went to pieces, and often Starkey came to the shore of the lagoon, and with many bitter feelings watched the bird sitting on his hat.
'What a thing to do!' said Nikita reproachfully, addressing the drift and the hollow and shaking the snow from under his collar.
We were not far off the line the wind made with the western edge of the promontory, and I watched in the hope that some set of the current or send of the sea would drift us past before we reached the surf.
The flat drifted under the bridge and then promptly sank in midstream.
Fearing they might drift too far, Dorothy and Ojo now stood up and raised the Scarecrow in their arms, as high as they could, thus allowing him a good view of the country.
And so today we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drift, and a new season of American renewal has begun.
For a long time I drifted, so painful and weary was I after the violence I had been through, and so intense the heat upon the water.
The craft was still rising slowly, the while it drifted from me.
It was a saddened company that drifted onward through the air toward whatever destination Fate was to choose for them.
Now as an Italian-Englishman, now as a German-Englishman, and now as a French-Englishman, he drifted in and out of all the sitting-rooms in the house, with nothing to talk of but Miss Rachel's treatment of him; and with nobody to address himself to but me.