slight ripple

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  • "But do you not think it is getting rough?" she asked, as a slight ripple came towards them. Cited from Miss Dexie, by Stanford Eveleth
  • A slight ripple was heard, and the next moment a canoe glided to view. Cited from Adrift in the Wilds, by Edward S. Ellis
  • I was on the forecastle with Dick, when I caught sight of a slight ripple which played over the surface. Cited from Charley Laurel, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • It was deep water, and a slight ripple under what might be termed the cutwater of the tree indicated a movement. Cited from The Lake Gun, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The stars shone brightly, and there was but a slight ripple on the water. Cited from Percival Keene, by Frederick Marryat
  • The slight ripple of excitement died away while the witness was sworn, and the crowd listened with interest even to the preliminary interrogatories. Cited from That Mainwaring Affair, by Maynard Barbour
  • By degrees its bed begins to sink, and the glassy smoothness is disturbed by a slight ripple. Cited from Domestic Manners of the Americans, by Fanny Trollope
  • Out by the edge of the lagoon, where a slight ripple was phosphorescent, it might have been possible, but there, beneath the shadow of the rocks, nothing could be seen. Cited from Mother Carey's Chicken, by George Manville Fenn
  • The sea, excepting for the slight ripple raised by the gentle breeze wafting us homeward, was perfectly calm. Cited from Journeys Through Bookland V3, Charles H. Sylvester
  • Even a slight ripple will make a perceptible difference not only in direction, but in range and penetration, and the height to which the projectile will rise in its bounds. Cited from Ordnance Instructions for the USN, by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
  • The boat, impelled afresh, made a slight ripple, and my elation was replaced in a moment by all the torments of the most acute anxiety. Cited from Romance, by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • There was the slight ripple of the water in the glittering of the moon's rays, but no speck, like that the barge would make, was visible. Cited from The Water-Witch, or, The Skimmer of the Seas, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The gunwale of the canoe was scarcely a couple of inches above the water; a slight ripple would have filled her, but the sea was so smooth that there was no fear of that happening. Cited from Ned Garth, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Lawyer Gooch's client said this with such unctuous satisfaction that even the callous lawyer experienced a slight ripple of repulsion. Cited from Whirligigs, by O. Henry
  • A slight ripple marked the deeper channels which were of a blue colour, and the shallow mud banks being but barely covered by the tide, appeared like sheets of molten silver. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, No. 535
  • The sea was smooth, just broken with a slight ripple, which glittered brightly in the rays of the sun as the ship slipped quickly through it with a gentle breeze abeam. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • A slight ripple would have saved me from observation, I was more than ever sure, and I would have whistled for a fair wind as eagerly as any sailor, but that my breath was worth more than anything it was likely to bring. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 84, October, 1864, by Various
  • A slight ripple would have saved me from observation, I was more than ever sure, and I would have whistled for a fair wind as eagerly as any sailor, but that my breath was worth to me more than anything it was likely to bring. Cited from Army Life in a Black Regiment, by T. Higginson
  • A slight ripple upon the smooth and pleasing surface of the universal inclination to do us honor is a sententious controversy between the mirza and a blatant individual who enters objections about killing a sheep. Cited from Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II., by Thomas Stevens
  • The ship had now gained off the southern coast of Africa, and was about one hundred miles from the Lagullas coast; the morning was beautiful, a slight ripple only turned over the waves, the breeze was light and steady, and the vessel was standing on a wind at the rate of about four miles an hour. Cited from The Phantom Ship, by Frederick Marryat
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