The visible supply of water was small, and we had grave doubts as to any soakage existing!
It failed at Erfurt, but, as it is believed the wells were contaminated by soakage, this is perhaps no certain case.
The spring had been stopped, and the viaduct become a sewer; fed doubtless through its rents with the soakage of the city.
This spring or soakage, whichever it may be, is in black sand, though the sand outside the little basin is yellowish white.
So we decided on the northern course, and chose Mount Shenton, near which a soakage was marked, as our objective point.
Also, the soakage in water for any length of time tends to relax the whole of the muscular system.