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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 sandy bed then becomes full from bank to bank, and the silt laden waters spill over into the cultivated lowlands beyond.
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
The mechanical city will be neglected, tumbled into ruins, buried beneath the silt of the passing centuries.
Before the Ottoman conquest its remains were already buried under several feet of silt.
This material is underlain by a subsoil of yellow silt loam slightly heavier than the soil.

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