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noun as in mouth

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The largest estuary in North America, the bay is known for its beauty and bounty.

Instead, the waters there were not of an expansive estuary but of a river — the Susquehanna — in its final stretch before flowing into the Atlantic.

Apalachicola Bay, an estuary recognized by the United Nations for its uniqueness, once produced 10 percent of the nation’s oysters and 90 percent of those from Florida.

Birders will want to check out the estuary at Weeks Bay Reserve or Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Students spend hours each week learning from the tidal estuary and boreal forest on the 400-acre campus in mid-coast Maine, about 40 miles north of Portland.

Ghost Hawk arose like a mist from the estuary salt-marsh on the South Shore where she built her island home.

The estuary where religion and politics intersect is constantly changing.

Joseph paused for a few second, staring out across the estuary.

At 20 years old, Henry waded into an estuary and nearly drowned in an attempt to swim across.

Since then alluvial plains have filled this estuary to even beyond the original mouth.

Even in early historic times its estuary must have occupied a great part of the land on which stands modern Dover.

The harbour, formed by the estuary of the river and Yellow Mill Pond, an inlet, is excellent.

Yacht-building has always been vigorously carried on in the Great Estuary for three generations.

Towards the west it is skirted by a cliff, once washed by the estuary which separated the eastern portions of Norfolk and Suffolk.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to estuary, such as: inlet, waterway, arm, creek, firth, and fjord.

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