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STREAM. A current of water. The right to a water course is not a right in the fluid itself so much as a right in the current of the stream. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1612. See River; Water Course.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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These designers go against the stream to create, from finding good craftsmen to buying materials and fabrics that may be available today but not tomorrow.
Against the stream she's aften swum, Sometimes sae happy, sometimes glum.
Karl Barth described the struggle against the nationalist movement in 1930 Germany in a little book called'Against the Stream' Christians swim against the stream.
PARIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Paris on Saturday to protest against the stream of economic reforms brought in by French president Emmanuel Macron since coming to power a year ago.
I always admire people that go against the stream and stand for what they are doing, whether that is professionally or personally.
Breaking the Silence is difficult because it is exactly against the stream, but you cannot ban voices or accept them as legitimate or illegitimate because of the amount of people who support them, but because of the essence of the claim."[Quotation]
The statement by the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, announced Tuesday through the Korean Central News Agency, said conservatives in the South who go against the stream of improvement in inter-Korean relations would only face destruction.
Swimming against the stream of specialization and fragmentation to raise and address the question of why people do the things they do, psychologists contend that the why question about human behavior is nothing to be ashamed about.
In his "presentist," ahistorical approach to the text, Netzley swims against the stream of Renaissance apocalyptic thought.
"We always stand persistent in the market with 'lessons learned' out of similar economic situations that took place in the past, such as the economic crisis in 2009," he points out and comments: "After all, we do not want to be push against the stream or else we will be swept by the flow."
[USPRwire, Wed Aug 12 2015] Contrary to the trend in traditional toys and games, video games is swimming against the stream in Brazil.