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brown water

shallow water, as opposed to deep (blue) water. Unabridged
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  • There was the swirl of brown water that marked its under-surface progress.

    The Wealth of Echindul Noel Miller Loomis
  • There was the willow-copse by the stream where the brown water talked with a wet tongue.

    Dusty Star Olaf Baker
  • The brown water swirled past carrying sticks and branches on its foaming surface.

    Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
  • The brown water was dripping over onto the concrete when someone caught Jim's arm.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Pop went a button and—splash—it landed in a puddle of brown water.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • The brown water rose steadily, running faster and faster over into the excavation.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • It seemed that the fish lay only a few inches under the surface of the brown water.

  • The sluice was shut fast, but the brown water squirted through the chinks and danced down the hill.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • He seated himself on a mossy stone below her with this reflection, and began to cast pebbles into the brown water.

  • He tuned up a many times in yonder old barge, and shook the brown water, like a frigate's wake.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore

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