water meadow


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water meadow

n
(Agriculture) a meadow that remains fertile by being periodically flooded by a stream
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water meadow

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Now, at Sotherton we have a good seven hundred, without reckoning the water meadows; so that I think, if so much could be done at Compton, we need not despair.
And then he led away the talk to their home in Devonshire, and the red, bright earth, and the deep green combes, and the peat streams like cairngorm pebbles, and the wild moor with its high, cloudy tors for a giant background to the picture, till Tom got jealous, and stood up for the clear chalk streams, and the emerald water meadows and great elms and willows of the dear old royal county, as he gloried to call it.
I am well dressed and reckoned not a poor man; the emancipation of the serfs hasn't affected me; my property consists chiefly of forests and water meadows. The revenue has not fallen off; but .
Retro Report July, 1996 - A WATER meadow uprooted from a site of special scientific interest to make way for opencast mining, has been damaged by the company responsible for its relocation, it was claimed yesterday.
Looking from the gardens over the water meadow and pond on the Croxden brook
When a water meadow was controversially uprooted from a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) to make way for opencast mining six years ago the move raised major environmental concerns.
There is further interest in the land surrounding Ladywell House, said to be unique as rare water meadow.
The seed firm of Thompson & Morgan in Ipswich (01473-688588) holds a seed bank of annual Papavers; Water Meadow Nursery in Hampshire (01962-771895) grows 173 oriental poppy varieties; and Houghall College, Durham (0191-386-1351) keeps 40 kinds of Meconopsis.
Conservationists are furious with a retired Midland major who has ploughed a rare water meadow to grow potatoes.
Conservationists are at war with a retired Midland major who sprayed a rare water meadow with a powerful weedkiller to turn it into a potato field.
Continue along grassy track and through water meadow. 4 Continue forward past deer park gates and follow yellow-tipped stakes, which will take you under Tern bridge.