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Words nearby alluvion
Example sentences from the Web for alluvion
Alluvion, al-lū′vi-un, n. land gained from the sea by the washing up of sand and earth.
The whole party crowded to the spot where Uncas pointed out the impression of a moccasin in the moist alluvion.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
Further down, abrupt cliffs and overhanging precipices are frequently seen at the termination of the river alluvion.
The cypress begins near the mouth of the Ohio and spreads through the alluvion portions of the Lower Valley.
Immediately on the banks of the Ohio and other large rivers are strips of rich alluvion soil.
British Dictionary definitions for alluvion
- the wash of the sea or of a river
- an overflow or flood
- matter deposited as sediment; alluvium