Synonyms for arroyo

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He was beside her again before she had reached the bed of the arroyo.

Slade sent one of his men springing up the side of the arroyo.

Quickly he swung his horse to the left and vanished into an arroyo.

They left the road and struck across country toward the arroyo.

The three riders had plunged into the depths of the arroyo and were out on the other 299 side.

The latter turned his horse and rode to the edge of the arroyo.

We stayed by the arroyo all that day and the following night.

Sure to find them on the sloping banks, as we did by the arroyo.

The trackers had made out their footprints in the mud of the arroyo.

One yell and a stream of curses came from across the arroyo.

WORD ORIGIN

"watercourse, dry streambed," 1845, a California word, from American Spanish, in Spanish, "rivulet, small stream," from Latin arrugia "shaft or pit in a gold mine," apparently a compound of ad- "to" (see ad-) + ruga "a wrinkle" (see rough (adj.)).

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