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alluvial soil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alluvial soil a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
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In literature:

The country around is low, with a rich alluvial soil.
"A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker'" by Robert Carmichael-Smyth
Sandy loams are, therefore, our best pineapple soils, though it does well on free loams of basaltic or alluvial origin.
"Fruits of Queensland" by Albert Benson
Deltas of rivers, 43, 55; alluvial soil in, 64.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Indian Corn or Maize, flourishes in high perfection on the intervales, which are generally composed of alluvial soil.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
There is no alluvial soil, or bottoms along the streams, or grass in the forests.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The alluvial soil of these islands is a marvel of fertility.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
The two men had dug through two feet of alluvial soil, and about five feet of sand.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
It was a fine alluvial soil, forming one vast strip of rich meadow, covered with numerous herds of cattle.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
Clays and heavy alluvial soils are not usually considered desirable soils on which to build.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
It is said to fail on some rich alluvial soils at the West.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The greater amount of low alluvial soils, like those of the Ganges and Irawaddi, is, in my mind, the truer reason.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
When the fruit-trees began to bear, then I lived in luxury, for in this alluvial soil all trees flourish, to that it is a pleasure to see them.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
This type of formation erodes rapidly and is the basis of much of the poor alluvial lowland soil.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
The rivers running out of the mountains have carved out the usual long deep valleys, and spread the bottoms with rich alluvial soil.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
Flint saw hundreds of these deep chasms remaining in an alluvial soil, seven years after.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The largest elms are in alluvial soil near small creeks in the two valleys.
"The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation" by Henry S. Fitch
The soil is alluvial, and, in the north, particularly fertile.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
These banks assume a vertical form in the level areas where the soil is alluvial.
"Animal Intelligence" by George J. Romanes
The narrow strip of alluvial soil which constituted the real land of Egypt was practically inexhaustible.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent
The Kirs live along river-banks, where they grow melons in the sand and castor and vegetables in alluvial soil.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell