2. Verb. (third-person singular of drift) ¹
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Definition of Drifts
1. drift [v] - See also: drift
Medical Definition of Drifts
1. Slow ocular movements of greater amplitude than flicks, occurring during ocular fixation. Synonym: drift movements. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Drifts
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"It is here that he would correct the inferences that might be drawn from any correlation of these drifts, which contain the remains of the hippopotamus, ..."
2. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"drifts were mostly in footwall, a hard, dense rhyolite breccia, requiring no tí» Crosscuts were timbered where they passed through vein, but not in the foot ..."
3. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1894)
"CAVE-DEPOSITS AND 'VALLEY-drifts.' Prehistoric deposits —Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages—Paleolithic or Old Period—Neolithic or New Stone Period—Universal ..."
4. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (1922)
"THE village lay under two feet of snow, with drifts at the windy corners. In a sky of iron the points of the Dipper hung like icicles and Orion flashed his ..."
5. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1862)
"The deep snows and driving winds of the present winter have taught us severe lessons as to the great inconveniences of snow-drifts. From Maine to Maryland, ..."
6. Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace, Augustus Henry Keane (1888)
"Under this term are included the gutter-drifts, the volcanic lava-beds, ... The gutter-drifts occupy well-defined channels in the Silurian bed-rock, ..."