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intervale

[in-ter-veyl] /ˈɪn tərˌveɪl/
noun, Chiefly New England.
1.
a low-lying tract of land along a river.
Also, interval.
Origin of intervale
1640-1650
1640-50; variant of interval; by folk etymology taken as inter- + vale
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  • Presently across the intervale he caught the faint tinkle of herd-bells.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • It afterwards diminishes, and strips of intervale narrow its bed.

  • In a region with scarcely any level land or intervale, farmers are at a disadvantage.

    On Horseback Charles Dudley Warner
  • "Townsend, four miles; intervale, six miles," read Henry aloud.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • On the left or opposite bank of the stream there was no intervale at all.

    The Master of Appleby

    Francis Lynde
  • The land in some parts being a second intervale, and in others a good upland with a strong soil.

  • The intervale and low lands are generally later in drying, and are generally cultivated in June.

  • The forest on the intervale between the stream and the mountain was mainly of spruce, basswood, yellow birch and a few firs.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • It may be July and hay time—all the intervale grass land is mowed by hand—there is a sweat-breaking task!

    The Master of the Inn Robert Herrick
  • It was warm and clear at the Inn; but thick mist wreaths still lay heavily over the intervale.

    The Master of the Inn Robert Herrick

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