verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of silt
OTHER WORDS FROM siltsil·ta·tion, nounsilty, adjectivede·silt, verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for silt
The jar was half-full of tawny silt — Antarctic dust, some from Earth, some extraterrestrial.
Then in 2001, debris from logging on a nearby ridge rapidly filled the town’s reservoirs with silt and gravel, sending the town scrambling to get a new water system.Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price.|by Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive|January 1, 2021|ProPublica
The Meadow of Loudoun is usually a brown silty or sandy loam, with a depth of several feet.
By rubbing some of this between the fingers, both dry and wet, one can get a fair idea of how a silty soil should feel.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
The ground behind the wall consisted of a wet silty clay, causing a great pressure against the masonry.The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer|Isambard Brunel
The silty soil preferred by the willow is scarce as both streams are actively eroding their channels.
A light to heavy silty loam, underlaid by a silty clay loam, is considered best.Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt