Stray Line

Science / Tides and Currents / Stray Line: Ungraduated portion of line connected with the current pole formerly used in taking current observations. The stray line was usually about 100 feet long and permitted the pole to acquire the velocity of the current at some distance from the disturbed waters in the immediate vicinity of the observing vessel, before the current velocity was read from the graduated portion of the current line.

Other Words for Line

Line Adjective Synonyms: mark, pencil-mark, pen-mark, rule, score, stroke, underline, underscore, diagonal, slash, virgule, shilling-mark, solidus, separatrix, oblique
Line Noun Synonyms: wrinkle, crease, crinkle, furrow, crow's-foot
Line Verb Synonyms: interline, cover, face, ceil

Other Words for Stray

Stray Noun Synonyms: deviate, diverge, wander, digress, ramble, divagate, get or go off the track or subject, go off on or at a tangent, get sidetracked
Stray Adjective Synonyms: wander, roam, rove, range, straggle, drift, meander
Stray Verb Synonyms: random, casual, chance, accidental, haphazard, singular, freak, accidental, unexpected


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Nodal Line

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