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    a sentence:)

    Our boat anchored in the dark as oversized swells crashed upon its hull.
    What does "as oversized swells crashed upon its hull" mean?
    Dose "swells"meas big weaves here?Thank you !

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    It was one of those black nights at sea. No shade of gray separated the water from the sky, nor was there a peek of light from a distant shore. Our boat anchored in the dark as oversized swells crashed upon its hull. A huge 16-mm underwater motion-picture camera was lowered over the side to a photographer in the water. The photographer signaled that the camera was secure, and the rest of us plunged into the water, each person carrying a large underwater light tethered to the generator of our boat.

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    Re: a sentence:)

    A 'swell' is the up and down movement of the open sea, so it is like a wave.


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    Smile Re: a sentence:)

    Thank u ,tdol!
    I'm sorry, these few days I got a cold and haven't been on net. Sorry for my delay of reply and thank u again

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    Re: a sentence:)

    Hope you're better now, Jenny.

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