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vlei

 (flā, flī)
n. South African
A grassy or marshy wetland, some or all of which is covered with water during the rainy season.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch, vallei, from Middle Dutch valleye, from Old French valee; see valley.]

vlei

(fleɪ; vleɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) South African an area of low marshy ground, esp one that feeds a stream
2. (Physical Geography) dialect Northern US a marsh
[C19: from Afrikaans (for sense 1); from obsolete N American Dutch dialect (for sense 2): valley]
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A repetition of that level of form can see Sossus Vlei get off the mark over fences.
Later, we dined on tender, tasty ostrich - possibly the one I encountered earlier, too stupid to realise they were in Dead Vlei.
And then suddenly: "Down there," he pointed down the vlei, "it is all katondo; deep, heavy, red soils that can grow any crop.
The five-year-old, fit from but unsuccessful on the all-weather, edged out Sossus Vlei by a neck with Martin Pipe's long odds-on Iberus - who had finished third in the Derby Italiano two years ago - a length-and- a-half back in third after finding nothing on the run-in.
The five-year-old edged out Sossus Vlei by a neck with Martin Pipe's long odds-on Iberus was a length-and-a-half back in third.
SOSSUS VLEI, a useful performer on the Flat for Geoff Wragg, has taken his time to find his feet over timber but judged on his six-length second to the smart Dancing Bay at Plumpton last time he has a great chance to open his jumping account in the sportingoptions.
I know Eternal Spring went on to win at Newbury, but that form has been let down by Sossus Vlei, so I have to say I think he's been raised far too much.
Had Sossus Vlei not erred at the final flight of his Newbury debut earlier this month then he may have caused problems for eventual winner Eternal Spring.
And considering the late Colonel's fondness for African hunting, it's equally fitting two of the evocatively-named ranges--the Vlei and the Donga--reflect his passion.
In 'n kobalt vlei vleg lang nekke van flaminke sierlik na bo.
No decoy ducks in this sentimental, monolinguistic vlei.