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#493577 07/20/14 04:56 AM
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How did it get its name???

bobcat bill #493587 07/20/14 06:41 AM
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One possible explanation (I never knew this but was curious):

Spindrift usually refers to spray, particularly to the spray blown from cresting waves during a gale. This spray, which "drifts" in the direction of the gale, is one of the characteristics of a wind speed of 8 Beaufort and higher at sea. In Great Britain "spindrift" is the telltale sign used by mariners to define a Force 8 (Beaufort Scale) wind (not higher) when observed at sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spindrift


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