river bed


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river bed

(ˈrɪvəˌbɛd) or

riverbed

n
(Physical Geography) the ground over which a river flows
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It was too hot for climbing hills, but along the valley there were trees and a grass path running by the river bed. In this land where the population was centred in the towns it was possible to lose sight of civilisation in a very short time, passing only an occasional farmhouse, where the women were handling red roots in the courtyard; or a little boy lying on his elbows on the hillside surrounded by a flock of black strong-smelling goats.
If I stay here upon the river bed through the long watches of the night, I am so exhausted that the bitter cold and damp may make an end of me--for towards sunrise there will be a keen wind blowing from off the river.
Four sleds pulled in from the river bed to the camp among the trees.
And I almost shrank from undertaking them shorthanded and without local knowledge of the river bed, which is so necessary for the con fident handling of the ship.
Kevin said: "I was scuba diving with friends when I saw this shiny thing on the river bed and grabbed it.
I LIVE alongside the road known locally as the River Bed in La Cala in Spain, where the Bootle couple Mary and Kenny Hall met their deaths (ECHO, Oct 24).
This was done, and as every tourist knows, Valencia is now a beautiful place to visit, with the old river bed transformed.
By the sloping approach path, the smooth stones (which were taken from parts of the river bed to be covered by the waters of the dam) are held in place with welded stainless-steel mesh.
The last pools in the dusty river bed are drying out and wild and domesticated animals are brought together in an unnatural association as the pressure mounts.
THIS refers to a report (Feb 6) by Faiza Ilyas on the government's plan to convert 400 acres of Malir river bed into an urban forest.
HYDERABAD -- Deputy Commissioner Matiari Fayyaz Hussain Abbasi Thursday visited Village Khando situated in the river bed where he distributed tents and relief goods among the flood affected people.