river bottom


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Noun1.river bottom - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a riverriver bottom - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river
bed, bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
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His misses at so short a distance were practically non-existent, nor would he have missed this time but for an accident occurring at the very instant that his finger tightened upon the trigger--an accident to which Meriem owed her life--the providential presence of a water-logged tree trunk, one end of which was embedded in the mud of the river bottom and the other end of which floated just beneath the surface where the prow of Malbihn's canoe ran upon it as he fired.
Tarzan had almost reached the point where the trail debouched upon the open river bottom when he saw a family of lions approaching along the path from the direction of the river.
The Big and Little Salmon rivers were throwing mush-ice into the main river as they passed, and, below the riffles, anchor- ice arose from the river bottom and coated the surface with crystal scum.
As they proceeded up the river, they began to encounter dredges at work, biting out mouthfuls of the sandy river bottom and heaping it on top of the huge levees.
Be all this as it may: the course of our party of bee hunters is to make a wide circuit through the woody river bottoms, and the patches of forest on the prairies, marking, as they go out, every tree in which they have detected a hive.
You'll hear stories of sitting on a hill overlooking a river bottom and counting upwards of 200 deer in simultaneous view from that vantage point.
River Bottom Bucks--a fair-chase, bowhunting-only outfitter in Coles County, 111.
Found in small groups and large patches here and there on the river bottom, the western pearlshell calls the Willamette home, too.
Johns River bottom to make it deeper for bigger cargo vessels.
The most stubborn pollutant in the river is PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, but there also are chemical variants of DDT and other toxins, most of it in the muck on the river bottom.
She said BoBrook Farms of Roland will be selling its River Bottom Winery wine at the market.
Paul quickly taught me the art of using a seine: you kick up stones and debris from the river bottom, to dislodge the fish hiding among the riffles.