Definition of Churned-up
1. Adjective. Moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation. "A car stuck in the churned-up mud"
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Literary usage of Churned-up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"... the roof has formed small pools in which granules of rock are churned up as each drop falls, and receives an infinitesimal coating of carbonate of lime. ..."
2. Tahiti days by Hector MacQuarrie (1920)
"Her propellers churned up the water. They churned up the water for hours, but the Maitai is still there, looking perfectly whole and well, but her cylinders ..."
3. Sea Fights of the Great War: Naval Incidents During the First Nine Months by William Lionel Wyllie, M. F. Wren (1918)
"The picket- boats still hurried in and out, their steaming lights reflected in the churned- up water, and the beat of their engines resounding far and near ..."
4. An Index of Surgery: Being a Concise Classification of the Main Facts and by Charles Robert Bell Keetley (1885)
"May present all the local symptoms of wound of lung, except that any air expelled from the wound by respiration is not churned up with blood into fine froth ..."
5. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Roland Parker Davis, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1914)
"The pile was then inserted in the hole and churned up and down with the hammer resting on top, while the jet was used alongside of the pile. ..."
6. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the by Perceval Landon (1905)
"The tea is then poured into a cylindrical bamboo churn and a large lump of salt is churned up into it; the amount of energy which is spent upon this ..."