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still water

noun
1.
a part of a stream that is level or where the level of inclination is so slight that no current is visible.
Origin of still water
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30
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  • The boat from the island was at anchor there, floating motionless on the still water.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Lave the still water and the shallows to the weak and the puny.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
  • We built a boom just where Stillwater is today, in still water.

  • The still water above him was as clear as crystal but was tinged with red.

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • The heavens were full of them, and the still water had its share.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • Kingfishers, too, in their green flight, dash over the still water.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • So we turned about, hunting back to the camp through the still water.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau
  • A float may be used to keep the bait from the bottom in still water.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • True, there was still water in the keg, but that belonged to all, and Tom had had his share.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman

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