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The effect of wind and water pushing a body (person or thing around) usually in a current. A difference in drift rates becomes an urgent matter in a Man Over Board Event, and a positional drift constantly concerns Navigators and Pilots conning large vessels as well as Aviators conning aircraf: world-wide. Table of geography, hydrography, and navigation, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... left|Signal flag H(Hotel) - Pilot on Board Boarding is tricky, as both vessels are moving and cannot afford to slow down. ... Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ...

See also: A Toyota Supra in drifting exhibition in Atlanta in 2005. ... In railroading, the term drift means to cut off steam to the cylinders of a steam locomotive and allow the train to continue forward due to the momentum already attained. ... Inertia is the property of an object to remain at constant velocity unless acted upon by an outside force. ... A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain. ... Course and Watershed of the Limpopo River The Limpopo River rises in the interior of Africa, and flows generally eastwards towards the Indian Ocean. ... Combatants Britain Zulu Nation Commanders John Chard Gonville Bromhead Prince Dabulamanzi Strength 139 4,000–5,000 Casualties 17 killed, 15 wounded 450 found dead immediately after battle, Hundreds more believed also died (2000+) Rorkes Drift was a mission station in Natal, South Africa, situated near a natural ford... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Languages Zulu Religions Christian, Animist Related ethnic groups Bantu Nguni Basotho Xhosa Swazi Matabele Khoisan The Zulu (South African English and isiZulu: amaZulu) are a South African ethnic group of about 10 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in South Africa after Cape Town, and is located in the Western Cape Province. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Krugersdorp is a mining city in the West Rand of Gauteng, South Africa. ... Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country South Africa Province Gauteng Established 1855 Area  - City 1,644 km²  (634. ... Bergrivier Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Ngcobo is the new name of a town in the Eastern Cape which was previously known as Engcobo town. ... Capital Bhisho Largest city Port Elizabeth Premier Nosimo Balindlela Area - Total Ranked 2nd 169,580 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd 6,436,761 38/km² Languages Xhosa (83%) Afrikaans (9. ... Drift is a village in the civil parish of Sancreed in the Penwith district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Drift Reservoir (grid reference SW430290) is a reservoir in Penwith district, Cornwall, England, just north of Drift village, southwest of Penzance. ... In telecommunication, a drift is a comparatively long-term change in an attribute or value of a system or equipment operational parameter. ... In the study of magnetized plasmas, the motion of the guiding centers of the particles is called a drift because it is (by assumption) slow compared to the gyration in the magnetic field. ... Drift mining is a method of accessing valuable geological material, such as coal, by cutting into the side of the earth, rather than tunneling straight downwards (see shaft mine). ... In geology, drift is transported rock debris overlying the solid bedrock. ... In metalworking, a drift pin (or simply drift) is the name for several kinds of tools used for enlarging holes, or aligning holes prior to bolting or riveting metal parts together. ... In population genetics, genetic drift is the statistical effect that results from the influence that chance has on the success of alleles (variants of a gene). ... A snow drift is a deposit of snow created by wind. ... An icebreaker navigates through young (1 year old) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... Clock drift refers to several related phenomena where a clock does not run in the exact right speed compared to another clock. ... Oversteer is a phenomenon that can occur in an automobile which is attempting to turn. ... Opposite lock is a colloquial term used to mean the deliberate use of oversteer to turn a vehicle rapidly without losing momentum. ... Drift is the fifth album by Flotsam and Jetsam released on April 25, 1995. ... Flotsam and Jetsam is a thrash metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983. ... Drift is a BBC Books original novel written by Simon A. Forward and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, (and a 1996 television movie). ...

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Drift - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
Drift, Cornwall, a village – Drift Reservoir is nearby
Drift (geology), rock debris transported and deposited by or from ice, especially by or from a glacier.
Drifting (motorsport), a sport where drivers intentionally induce oversteer, to be judged on their technique.
Drifting (motorsport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3494 words)
Drifting refers either to a driving technique utilizing a difference in slip angle between the front and rear tires of a car or to a sport based on the technique; this article deals primarily with the sport.
Many American enthusiasts consider drifting to be an extension of American motorsports such as dirt track racing, however "drifting" in its modern form as a sport unto itself is of Japanese origin.
The clutches on drift cars tend to be very tough ceramic brass button or multiple-plate varieties, for durability, as well as to allow rapid "clutch kick" techniques to upset the balance of the car.
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