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synonyms for troughs

  • trench
  • canal
  • channel
  • crib
  • cup
  • dike
  • dip
  • ditch
  • duct
  • flume
  • furrow
  • gully
  • hollow
  • manger
  • moat
  • watercourse
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They walked until two o'clock in the morning, stopping often this time to rest and to drink from the horses' watering troughs.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
At the same time this descending water drifts along the bottom of the ocean troughs toward the equatorial realm.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
It is the tree of which the canoes of Brazil are made, and serves besides for troughs of various kinds.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Where springs were discovered wayside fountains for men and watering-troughs for cattle were constructed.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
The food and water should be given three times a day, from thoroughly cleaned mangers or troughs.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
The woods was full of teams and wagons, hitched everywheres, feeding out of the wagon-troughs and stomping to keep off the flies.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
We were able to follow convenient troughs for considerable distances.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
From that time on it is merely a question of giving them the proper food and keeping the troughs clean.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
The trunk, when split and cleared of its soft, fibrous interior, serves to make water-troughs and palisades.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 443VARIOUS
And pushes down into the Pascopol, into the hollows and minor troughs, which hide Browne henceforth, till we are quite near.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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