What is moving ridge?

  • (noun): One of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water).
    Synonyms: wave

Famous quotes containing the words ridge and/or moving:

    All sound heard at the greatest possible distance produces one and the same effect, a vibration of the universal lyre, just as the intervening atmosphere makes a distant ridge of earth interesting to our eyes by the azure tint it imparts to it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The great snake lies ever half awake, at the bottom of the pit of the world, curled
    In folds of himself until he awakens in hunger and moving his head to right and to left prepares for his hour to devour.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)