Intermittent springs
Intermittent In`ter*mit"tent, a. [L. intermittens, -entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

{Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease with fever which recurs at certain intervals; -- applied particularly to fever and ague. See {Fever}.

{Intermittent gearing} (Mach.), gearing which receives, or produces, intermittent motion.

{Intermittent springs}, springs which flow at intervals, not apparently dependent upon rain or drought. They probably owe their intermittent action to their being connected with natural reservoirs in hills or mountains by passages having the form of a siphon, the water beginning to flow when it has accumulated so as to fill the upper part of the siphon, and ceasing when, by running through it, it has fallen below the orifice of the upper part of the siphon in the reservoir. [1913 Webster]


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  • Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermittent fever — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermittent gearing — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermittent — intermittence, intermittency, n. intermittently, adv. /in teuhr mit nt/, adj. 1. stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent pain. 2. alternately functioning and not functioning or alternately… …   Universalium

  • intermittent — /ɪntəˈmɪtnt/ (say intuh mitnt) adjective 1. that intermits, or ceases for a time: an intermittent process. 2. alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent fever. 3. (of streams, lakes, or springs) recurrent; showing water only part of …   Australian English dictionary

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  • spring, ebb-and-flow —    ; ebbing and flowing well    A spring (flowing well or borehole) exhibiting periodic variation in volume of flow; this variation, which may be regular or irregular, is often attributed in karst regions to siphonic action. Ebb and flow springs… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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  • siphon —    1. Synonym for a sump, or a section of flooded cave passage, in common parlance. True siphons, where water flows first up and then down are rare in caves, as the fractures in limestone tend to disrupt the required hydraulics. They are, however …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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