still water

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noun

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
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Historical Examples of still water

  • One should be such an original as that still-water Steftsia to insist, unless from malice, that he was an insufferable puppet.

    Children of the Soil

    Henryk Sienkiewicz