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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ed·dy n.; pl. Eddies
 1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.
 2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
    And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.   --Dryden.
    Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.   --Addison.
 Note: Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds.