Thesaurus / silt
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The top crumbled under their touch and silt rose into the water around them.

The Wailing OctopusHarold Leland Goodwin

This is because the cells of their parenchyma are gorged with very minute solid particles of silt.

We find then that texture of the soil depends largely on the relative amounts of sand, silt, clay and humus that it contains.

The First Book of FarmingCharles L. Goodrich

In consequence of this continued displacement of the silt and clay, a cavity had been formed above the staves.

The water was murky, too, because of the sand and silt stirred up by the storm.

The Wailing OctopusHarold Leland Goodwin

Five of these mouths have, in the course of ages, become filled with silt.

The currents in the fiords in T. del Fuego in a narrow crooked part are often most violent; in other parts they seem to silt up.

Fingal's Creek was almost at its usual level and the silt was crusting along its bedraggled borders.

The Price of the PrairieMargaret Hill McCarter

Speaking of silt, son, I've found the ideal spot for my secret deep-sea farm.

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

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