vlei

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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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Die skokkende omstrede tatoeeer-metode van "scarring" word in "Honger" aan die leser voorgestel, 'n meervlakkige verhaal wat insgelyks kommentaar lewer op skeefgetrekte seksualiteit met vleis as metafoor.
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rivers or vleis. They are also very closely related (Van Oudtshoorn, 1999).
The Zimbabweans have since come up with a radical definition of natural resources, which include: "(a) The air, soil, waters and mineral resources of Zimbabwe"; (b) "The mammals, birds, fish and other animal life of Zimbabwe"; (c) "The trees, grasses, and other vegetation of Zimbabwe"; (d) "The springs, vleis, sponges, reed beds, marshes, swamps, and public streams of Zimbabwe"; (e) "Any landscape, scenery or site having aesthetic appeal or scene, value or historic or archeological interest".
Vergelyk byvoorbeeld die gedig 'Klaaglied vir 'n bloekom: Kleinmond' wat uitloop op die waarneming dat die boom waaronder die familie vroeer vleis gebraai het nou braaihout is.
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He observes that the Matopos vleis are dry from May to July and from August to October, 'water begins to run from the rocks'.
Apart from dry season vegetable gardens located along streams, rivers, seasonally flooded grasslands (vleis) and boreholes, agriculture in this area remains primarily rain fed maize and cotton with an expansion of irrigated tobacco.
Hierdie drama is deur Antjie Krog in Afrikaans vertaal en onder regie van Marthinus Basson in 2002 en 2003 (20) opgevoer deur die Vleis, Rys & Aartappels-geselskap.