Origin of riverbed

First recorded in 1825–35; river1 + bed
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  • We've got to work the gangs all night and clean up the riverbed.

    The Bridge-Builders

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The worst situation seems to be in the Columbia Riverbed System.

  • A blind camel blundered towards the edge, slipped, and crashed down into the riverbed, and as he had 200 lbs.

  • By the time he was ready to fire, the Indian was galloping down the riverbed and had disappeared around a bend.


    Robert Shea

  • Near by was the smoke-blackened ruin of the farmhouse, fired by the Russians when they retreated from the riverbed.