alluvion

[ uh-loo-vee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF alluvion
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLUVION

The cypress begins near the mouth of the Ohio and spreads through the alluvion portions of the Lower Valley.

Alluvion, al-lū′vi-un, n. land gained from the sea by the washing up of sand and earth.

The deposites of alluvion along the banks betray a similar origin of gradual accumulation by the annual floods.

I examined the contents with great care and found a few grains of gold in the alluvion!

Springs are common in the alluvion, and more frequently than in the case of drift, they can be found by boring.

As the alluvion is carried on, the slope of the stream will become steeper and steeper the higher one goes.

The new channels are made of a cross-section to enable the water to carry on its alluvion and silt.

On the western bank was spread out a broad sheet of alluvion five miles in breadth, completely inundated by the swollen stream.

The level surface of this alluvion is illustrated by the very slight descent of the Jhelam.

Thou hast broken from the hills that enchained thee, and now rollest far and free, cleaving a wide way through thine own alluvion.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALLUVION

flooding

nounexcess of liquid
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