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the region drained by a river system

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an area sunk below its surroundings

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the quantity that a basin will hold

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a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it

a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe

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At last, when the swinish uproar resounded through the palace, and when he saw the image of a hog in the marble basin, he thought it best to hasten back to the vessel, and inform the wise Ulysses of these marvelous occurrences.
We left Jajuel and again crossed the basin of San Felipe.
Edna dabbed the powder upon her nose and cheeks as she looked at herself closely in the little distorted mirror which hung on the wall above the basin.
Like all that passing and gloomy scene, the low basin, however, quickly melted in the darkness, and became blended with the mass of black objects in the rear of the travelers.
In the middle of a sentence, however, Jurgis stopped, seeing that the woman had brought a big basin of water and was proceeding to undress her youngest baby.
The basin was refilled, and this time he stood over it a little while, gathering resolution; took in a big breath and began.
Sullenly enough, the jackal loosened his dress, went into an adjoining room, and came back with a large jug of cold water, a basin, and a towel or two.
It was called Mill Pond Bank, Chinks's Basin; and I had no other guide to Chinks's Basin than the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk.
Then he mixed a lot of medicines in the basin and told Bumpo to dip his face in it.
For my part, I must do my best to save this fellow's trebly worthless life; Jim, you get me a basin.
He carried a basin, on which he spread the covering of the book, and presenting it to the king, said: "Sire, take this book, and when my head is cut off, let it be placed in the basin on the covering of this book; as soon as it is there, the blood will cease to flow.
Every morning she placed a large basin full of water on her window-sill, and as soon as the sun's rays fell on the water the Rainbow appeared as clearly as it had ever done in the fountain.
In that neighbourhood there were two villages, one of them so small that it had neither apothecary's shop nor barber, which the other that was close to it had, so the barber of the larger served the smaller, and in it there was a sick man who required to be bled and another man who wanted to be shaved, and on this errand the barber was going, carrying with him a brass basin; but as luck would have it, as he was on the way it began to rain, and not to spoil his hat, which probably was a new one, he put the basin on his head, and being clean it glittered at half a league's distance.
But, beautiful as it was, I could only take a rapid glance at the basin whose superficial area is two million of square yards.
One tunnel only, fourteen thousand feet in length, was pierced in order to arrive at the great basin.