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still water

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
First recorded in 1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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
  • We built a boom just where Stillwater is today, in still water.

  • To the left in the distance the light of the schooner opposite the Casa Riego wavered on the still water.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The heavens were full of them, and the still water had its share.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • The wind had gone down with the sun, whose red globe flung long bars of ruddy gold athwart the still water.

    Aliens William McFee
  • So we turned about, hunting back to the camp through the still water.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
  • Before I reached the line the water was up to my shoulders; but it was the still water of the eddy.

    Freaks on the Fells R.M. Ballantyne
  • The same is observed on shipboard, in still water or a calm.

  • Lave the still water and the shallows to the weak and the puny.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever

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