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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.
The Sonic Rooster Tail from Worden's Lures uses a similar design, in 30 color combinations with and without Mylar.
Photo: Quick, sharp turn of kneeboard sends upa rooster tail of spray; strap over thighs keeps rider secure on the board
Then, with a heavy right foot, I used the 340bhp and 450Nm of torque from the 3-litre V6 to power our way up the other side kicking up giant icy, sandy rooster tails along the way.
You can use live bait or any of the many artificial lures available--spinners, spoons, rooster tails, rattle traps, you name it.
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.
"What was needed was the big 'rooster tails' of water coming up behind them.
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.
Halfway down the field they were on a full gallop, throwing rooster tails of corn, weeds and dirt.