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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.]
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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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In spatial terms that echo earlier descriptions of the city, it is "[a]n in-between place, where things overlap, where the vlei steps inside and the indoor world escapes into the wild" (163).
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Aunque se supone que la geografia se aprende en los colegios britanicos, pocos funcionarios sabian que significaban palabras como 'kopjie', 'drift', 'vlei', o 'krantz', es decir: 'colina', 'vado', 'valle' y 'corona', y esto a pesar del hecho de que estos nombres abundan en el mapa de Sudafrica.
My feet find a trail that takes me along the edge of a vlei, where I sift the adjacent bush for a white stripe, an arc of black horn.
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According to Ferrar 1982, 12 species of termites can be found on what he termed "turf vlei" (here called sodic, alluvial soils).
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