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1) alluvium. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Sediment deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, flood plain, or delta. Also called alluvion. Medieval Latin, flood, from neuter of Latin alluvius, alluvial,...

2) alluvion. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. See alluvium. 2. The flow of water against a shore or bank. 3. Inundation by water; flood. 4. Law The increasing of land area along a shore by deposited alluvium...

3) alluvia. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A plural of alluvium....

4) alluvial fan. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A fan-shaped accumulation of alluvium deposited at the mouth of a ravine or at the juncture of a tributary stream with the main stream....

5) alluvial. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Of, relating to, or found in alluvium: alluvial soil; alluvial gold....

6) 40. Remainder. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...[See Inutility]; stubble, result, educt; fag-end; ruins, wreck, skeleton, stump, rump; alluvium. SURPLUS, overplus, excess; balance [commercial slang], complement;...

7) Chapter XVI. Darwin, Charles Robert. 1909-14. The Voyage of the Beagle. The Harvard Classics
...Climate—River-bed arched by an Earthquake—Cold Gales of Wind—Noises from a Hill—Iquique—Salt Alluvium—Nitrate of Soda—Lima—Unhealthy Country—Ruins of Callao, overthrown...

8) pediment. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope, often covered with alluvium, formed primarily by erosion. Alteration (influenced by Latin ps,...

9) Ogallala Aquifer. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...S and E, where it merges with Quaternary sand and gravel. In places it is overlain by recent alluvium, as along the Platte R....

10) 270. Transference. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...traction [See Traction]; portamento [music, It.]. [THING TRANSFERRED] drift, alluvion, alluvium, detritus, deposit, moraine; deed, gift, bequest, legacy, lease; quitclaim;...

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