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synonyms for silt

  • residue
  • sand
  • deposit
  • settlings
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They know that the artificial lifelines from Lake Powell and Lake Mead, which have existed for just a geological blink of an eye, are filling with silt and approaching dead pool.
SHOULD I MOVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S A DROUGHT?MSKENAZYSEPTEMBER 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Cool or warm water is best, and a washing machine is better than hand washing, as you’ll want to make sure any dirt and silt is removed—that debris can cause abrasions to the fabric and speed up deterioration.
STAY COOL THE REST OF SUMMER IN THESE WOOL BASICSAWEINBERGAUGUST 24, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
At Oaklawn, deep soil is yellowish brown, with a crumbly texture like silt, When mixed with gray topsoil, it gets darker and starts to feel more like compact clay over time.
TO FIND ANSWERS ABOUT THE 1921 RACE MASSACRE, TULSA DIGS UP ITS PAINFUL PASTHELEN THOMPSONMAY 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The less its rate of fall and the greater the amount of silt it obtains from its tributaries, the more winding its course becomes.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
The floor of the valley was silt, sand and gravel—they would find nothing there.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
Its very rich silt gives the lands on its banks the green charm of rich crops and pleasant trees.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
The sandy bed then becomes full from bank to bank, and the silt laden waters spill over into the cultivated lowlands beyond.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
The coffee was brown as floodwater silt, heavy with sugar, and very hot; and the cups had no handles.
BLIND MAN'S LANTERNALLEN KIM LANG
An' then come 'long 'bout the fust of July, an' ye go out an' stan' there and look for the silt—an' what d' ye see?
FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
Why, jest thet ye're knee deep in clover an' timothy thet hez growed thet high an' lush jest on account of thet very silt!
FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
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WORDS RELATED TO SILT

  • alluvium
  • delta
  • deposition
  • dregs
  • drift
  • grounds
  • lees
  • precipitate
  • precipitation
  • sediment
  • settlings
  • silt
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