The lake, therefore, was silted up with mud and decaying vegetation, and by the same process the bed of the river was raised.
I allude only to the head of Glen Roy and Kilfinnin as silted up.
She said she hated Enkhuisen, and she thought it a dispensation of Providence that the sand had come and silted it up.
It has been silted up by sand and unburied again; it has been worshipped and hated.
Its harbour was of some importance, but is now silted up, the sea having receded.
A number of lakes then existed which have since been silted up.
He points out that there is a tendency in such sounds to be silted up, and always the more so in proportion to their narrowness.
Since Chellean times all three rivers have silted up their channels.
The manufacture of cloth had disappeared, the harbour is silted up, and there is no special local industry.
It had been so silted up that it appeared to be only about half that depth.
mid-15c., originally "sediment deposited by seawater," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian and Danish sylt "salt marsh"), or from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch silte, sulte "salt marsh, brine," from Proto-Germanic *sultjo- (cf. Old English sealt, Old High German sulza "saltwater," German Sulze "brine"), from PIE *sal- (see salt (n.)).
"to become choked with silt" (of river channels, harbors, etc.), 1799, from silt (n.). Related: Silted; silting.
A sedimentary material consisting of grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than sand and larger than clay. The diameter of the particles ranges from 0.0039 to 0.0625 mm. Silt is often found at the bottom of bodies of water where it accumulates slowly by settling through the water.