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brown water

shallow water, as opposed to deep (blue) water. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The brown water had risen an inch while he was in the excavation.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Divers plunged time and again into the brown water to cut them free.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Here she sat up to wring her floor-rag into the brown water of the pail.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Pop went a button and—splash—it landed in a puddle of brown water.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • There was the willow-copse by the stream where the brown water talked with a wet tongue.

    Dusty Star Olaf Baker
  • There was the swirl of brown water that marked its under-surface progress.

    The Wealth of Echindul Noel Miller Loomis
  • The brown water was dripping over onto the concrete when someone caught Jim's arm.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • The brown water rose steadily, running faster and faster over into the excavation.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • 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
  • The brown water must be allowed a few minutes for the starch, carried through, to settle.

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