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intervale

[in-ter-veyl]
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noun Chiefly New England.
  1. a low-lying tract of land along a river.
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Also interval.

Origin of intervale

1640–50; variant of interval; by folk etymology taken as inter- + vale
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Historical Examples

  • Presently across the intervale he caught the faint tinkle of herd-bells.

    The Story of Wool

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • It afterwards diminishes, and strips of intervale narrow its bed.

  • In a region with scarcely any level land or intervale, farmers are at a disadvantage.

    On Horseback

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • "Townsend, four miles; Intervale, six miles," read Henry aloud.

    The Box-Car Children

    Gertrude Chandler Warner

  • On the left or opposite bank of the stream there was no intervale at all.