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Wave

A short-term movement that goes against the general trend. For example, if the DJIA rallies on a given trading day but overall is in the midst of a prolonged bear market, the rally is called a wave against the bearish tide.
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The two scientists watch in horror as a sudden deluge of fresh water, caused by the disintegrating ice caps, catalyses a chain reaction of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tidal waves and tornadoes.
Boats were swallowed by mountain-sized tidal waves, villages were coated in ash and lighthouses crumbled into the ocean in the greatest natural disaster in the 19th century.
The newspaper has teamed up with the Unicef charity to try to raise vital cash for food, medical supplies and emergency shelters for the thousands left homeless by the quake and tidal waves.
The world's strongest earthquake in 40 years struck early Sunday off the coast of Indonesia, triggering massive tidal waves that killed thousands across South and Southeast Asia.
But the two-week holiday turned to disaster when a tidal wave, triggered by one of the worst earthquakes on record, surged over the coastlines of Asia, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
The tidal wave was reported to be 35 feet high, and crashed into Hawaii, the Philippines, and Japan.
Japan's meteorological agency said a tidal wave of about four feet had struck Kushiro, a city of about 200,000.
A VOICE FROM THE OTHER SIDE What if the clique's power rolls over you like a tidal wave? Amy, 12, fell victim to her cliquey friends and admits in total embarrassment, "I joined in on it.
DREAM I regularly dream that I am going to be washed away by a huge tidal wave. Sometimes there is a frozen beach with snowy, icy water and the huge wave is coming at me.
In all areas of life, people are desperately trying to shore up moral foundations washed away by the tidal wave of permissiveness, but doing so without success.
Unlike most of his American contemporaries (but along with some others, such as Jack Youngerman, who went abroad on the GI bill shortly after the war), Kelly was living in Paris during the original tidal wave of Abstract Expressionism and only experienced its daunting aftermath when he returned to New York from a six-year sojourn abroad in 1954 - the year Jasper Johns was making his first "Flags." (Kelly and Youngerman both moved to lofts on Coenties Slip, in the fish market area, virtually next door to Agnes Martin and around the corner from Johns and Robert Rauschenberg on Pearl Street.) In Kelly's case "apart" does not mean immune to the impulses of his time.
At the same time, the sender concentrated on a randomly selected target -- one of 80 still pictures (including art prints and advertisements) or one of 80 short video clips (such as a scene of a tidal wave).