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undulant

/un·du·lant/ (un´jŭ-) (un´dyŭ-lant) characterized by wavelike fluctuations.

undulant

[un′dyələnt]
Etymology: L, unda, wave
wavelike, such as a vibration, fluctuation, or oscillation.

undulant

(ŭn′dyŭ-lănt, ′jŭ-) [L. undulare, to rise in waves]
Rising and falling like waves, or moving like them.
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What counts is process: we watch the trunk rising "with one undulant thrust half its height," whether wave- or snake- or phallus-like.
American painter Kimberly Webber is one of those artists whose colors not only holds dreams and myths as a main ingredient but also holds undulant imagination.
In the finale, she was especially, and gratifyingly, undulant.
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Within the wattle-fenced pasture the bereted shepherd sinks his head on his arm, supported in turn by a pile of sacks as undulant as the fleece of his charges.
A snake was an undulant, sibilant rhythm full of crescendo and diminuendo on top of which he added imagistic details--surging arms, bobbing head, and half-lidded, knowing eyes all slipping in a serpentine dance downstage.
During these years, he was sick with malaria, then undulant fever, and he suffered the loss of his father and his mother-in-law.
The undulant, parabolic curves that in Untitled (Mechanical Interior) from the late thirties connect circles and spoked wheels also describe the swell of hips in his drawings of women in the fifties, and, one recalls, those same curves float free of description in his late abstract canvases of the eighties.
Now the latest and the earliest of her canvases look like scintillating classics, redefining visual pleasure as something as sharp-edged as steel blades and as sensuous as undulant candy stripes.
I fin out into the undulant, pellucid sea to "just look.
Over one million people are estimated to have starved to death since the onset of sanctions, and many more are suffering from rampant disease: infant paralysis, typhoid, tetanus, viral hepatitus, measles, undulant fever, hemorrhagic fever, croup, whooping cough, rickets, scabies, and rabies have all staged comebacks in what was once a healthy state.
I stared across the great lake and heard the silent visual fugue of Vermont's undulant Green Mountains; pushed off taking tackle box and other gear; rowed my little childhood boat toward them across the suddenly still waters and hummed a hymn.