This then so far shows that there is a silting forward of the land.
Intrigue, and riot, and suppression, and the silting up of the Zwyn were driving trade from Bruges.
Navigation is not yet impeded by the deposits; and the rate at which the harbour is silting up—one-third of one per cent.
Bruges, however, had now ceased to be the central market and exchange of Europe, owing to the silting up of the river Zwijn.
Hence when the discharge is large there is danger of erosion, and when it is small of silting or obstruction by weeds.
The Laguna Madre has become dried up, however, due to the silting up of its channels.
In the 16th century the port began to dwindle in importance owing to the silting up of the Seine estuary and the rise of Havre.
Outside the rain swept steadily against the glass with a soft, silting sound.
Before the silting up of Poole Harbour the sea came nearer to its walls than it does now and the river was much wider.
Great banks of sand 20 feet high line the river-beds, and wash away with the heavy rains, which contribute to the silting up.
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.