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Bow Wave

A slang term for the initial shock of a change decreed by upper management. The term has a slightly negative connotation, but the situation is usually considered to be temporary.
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This study also examined the pattern of flow and the possibility of rooster tail formation in discharge tunnel.
I landed a 10-inch rainbow trout, using lightweight line on a small spinning reel with a pink Rooster Tail spinner with a gold blade.
In 20 minutes, we must have shot 10 or 12 birds, our orange vests spilling rooster tails.
In-line spinners such as Panther Martins, Mepps, and Rooster Tails in the largest sizes will work very well, but the Lambo Lure Spinner is a heavy-duty lure designed for strong, toothy fish like gar.
Four rooster tails were closely matched at the end of lap one and Kelly appeared to be edging clear of Zimmerman when Thompson rode up over the back of Perkins's U-21 Snoqualmie Casino on the exit of turn one and flipped over at speed.
I have a few old time muskie spinners that look like rooster tails on steroids, and Roadrunner jig heads with the little spinner underneath that might be considered illegal.
WHILE SPITTING 20-FOOT rooster tails of muddy water in shallow water might sound like pure entertainment, for duck hunters, the spray serves a different purpose.
I successfully completed all the twists and turns and high-speed doughnuts and even kicked up some beautiful rooster tails.
If you've seen any of these new school ski flicks, you've observed the huge powder rooster tails that these implements throw off, as well as the massive skidding turns that create the signature powder flume.
They stayed a remarkable 20 minutes, and then, as suddenly as they had appeared, they were gone, leaving rooster tails in their wake.